Who Is My Enemy?

Saturday of the First Week of Lent

Gulp!  I just read “love your enemies.” Gulp again! Pray for those who persecute you.” But who are my enemies? Very likely, it’s not a person outside myself. It’s me. (To the English teachers: It’s I.) I’ve got a true self that God created and sees in its perfection. And I’ve got a false self that is rather evident to the people who live with me but maybe deeply hidden from my own eyes.  Lent is a time to discover my false self–the self that doesn’t reflect God’s image in me. If I can be truer to my true self, then God knows I can make a difference just by being who I am called to be.

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