To focus on hating enemies is to be defeated

Our differences can naturally lead to having enemies. But the greater question is: is defeating the enemy the goal, or is it just a side quest, or worse, a distraction?

The word “enemy” is laden with meaning; a dictionary affixes the feeling of hatred towards another in defining what “enemy” means. But if we let hatred and emotions occupy our attention, we deprive ourselves the bandwidth to generate insights that would allow us to flourish.

To focus on hating enemies is to invite defeat, because at that moment, we distract ourselves from growing. But maybe if we love our enemies, or at least find a way to love the challenge they provide, we ultimately become better – one step closer to being the best version of ourselves.


Matthew 5:43-48. Love your enemy

[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 165: JUNE 14, 2022]

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