Love Your Enemies
“But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” Matthew 5:44
It is our mental attitude which furnishes us with all our enemies. Jesus gave us a command "Love your enemies" applies not only to persons but to things and circumstances. The moment our love goes out toward them they cease to be enemies. There is a new relationship, and in the highest sense they are conquered. The law of non-resistance which Jesus taught has been greatly misunderstood and unappreciated. It is not a weak surrender, but the scientific way of overcoming. To the ordinary mind, whose only idea of mastery is through force and antagonism, this law seems like a paradox. To "Love your enemies" is looked upon as a kind of goody-goody, impractical and impossible act, that is possible only in some make believe world. Believe me this works to overcome situations and it is another example of raising the level of consciousness so that the problem is outgrown. As the great Mystic Carl Jung reminded us “One does not solve problems, one outgrows them”. So no matter what we are experiencing, send love to the situation. See the problem through the eyes of Jesus.
“God is in the mist of this situation”
In regard to physical health, there is nothing so healing as universal love and good-will, and nothing so harmful and disorderly as envy and antagonism.
A good example is if you wake up tomorrow morning with a fever, the best way to overcome is first not to overreact. Do not say or think that the enemy has done something to you, that life is so unfortunate; that you are so unlucky. Such feelings will only tighten its grasp and aggravate the pain,therefore making you its subject and victim. It then becomes a positive force and you the unwilling negative recipient. Instead of this: "Love your enemies."
"God- Power inside of me can heal all ailments, there is no dis-ease in God”
What you should know is that every experience has a good side. There is always a reason why situations occur, when a law is broken like the cause of the fever, the fever itself is the friendly messenger that has come to call your attention to that fact.
There is no point in fighting mere symptoms, you need to understand them and divine their cause. The feverish condition is nature’s quickened effort to throw off obstructions. You should aid and not repress this effort, take time out of your busy schedule and spend time with the Creator, who understands your physical makeup and can make things right. Be thankful for this teacher even though you are not enjoying the feelings. You are undergoing purification, and despite its pains, be thankful."
With this attitude of mind, this “love your neighbor” attitude, the main purpose is accomplished, and the body soon will fall into line; and the messenger, which at first seemed so hostile, will bow himself out with his former scowling features smiling, for he goes as a friend.
This process must not be misunderstood. The fever in itself is not a good thing, and should not have been invited. Suffering and friction are not to be invited by our actions, but they never come except to purify, and when we need purification they are good. Their pains come to teach us not to get into the same condition again, and no less severe experience would thoroughly bring home the lesson.
“The healing power of God has healed me. I am well, thank you God for my higher consciousness of love and perfect health” Amen.
Rev. Dr. Dee Adio-Moses
Healing Center of Christ International