The liberating truth is, while walking away might prevent contention, the Savior’s admonition to love, bless, do good and pray for our would-be enemies actually commences their deeply needed healing. Further, not only will we benefit others, but as we minister to them, a beautiful Divine change settles upon our own character: One worthy of God’s Spirit.
Every day offences come from our sweetheart, or parents, children, neighbors, fellow-workers or complete strangers. It may take all our self control just to walk away from such railings. However, if we follow the Master and become worthy to be called by His name- walking away is not enough. The Redeemer tenderly invites us to: “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.”