“Love your enemies” has to be the toughest proposition ever. Trump fired the Inspector General for bringing up the subject of who walked Pompeo’s dog. Obviously the Inspector General was an enemy of Trump if he wanted to make something out of something so trivial. So fire him. But the New Testament takes the long shot.
The Inspector General could be an ally in some distant future. Can he be put aside in some inconsequential spot until he comes to see the light? I mean without firing him? The New Testament expects us to take such long shots.
The New Testament is aptly named. It looks into a future so far away we have no idea yet what it’s about. I am not quite a dreamer yet, but I do see a future so far that I have not the faintest inkling of what it will be when it’s present.