Posted June 18, 2013 by FLL Editorial Team in
 
 

Love your enemies

jesus-sacred-heart-cropped瑪竇福音 5:43-48

在今天的福音中,耶穌對門徒說:「你們當愛你們的仇人,當為迫害你們的人祈禱。」按一般的邏輯,我們可能會想,這不是很委屈,對心理很不健康?

耶穌在這裡說的愛,是共用之愛(agape),這是對他人懷著善意。這種愛不是感覺,而是運用我們的意志,無論我們的敵人怎樣對待、侮辱我們,我們都不容許恨意佔據我們的心。耶穌也叫我們為他們祈禱。這是因為藉著人自己的能力,要愛傷害自己的人近乎不可能,但藉著祈禱,天主會開啟我們的心,讓我們能以天主的眼光看他們。這樣反而能使我們憐憫那些對我們滿懷憤怒的人。

當我們放下心中的不忿,為仇人祈禱,我們才能不被仇恨俘虜,反而能得到真正的平安和自由。

Matthew 5:43-48

In today’s gospel, Jesus said to His disciples: “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”. By conventional logic, we might think wouldn’t it do harm to our psychological health?

The kind of love described by Jesus is agape. This is a sort of unconquerable benevolence or invincible goodwill. This love is not based on feelings. It is to actively treat our enemies with goodwill no matter how they treat us or insult us. We never allow bitterness against them to invade our hearts. Jesus also asked us to pray for them. This is because by our own effort, to love those who hurt us is almost impossible. Through prayers, God will open our hearts to seeing people the way that God sees them. And often we can have pity for people who may be filled with anger toward us.

When we let go of our hurt and pray for our enemies, we will find true peace and freedom.


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