Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Love Your Enemies

"It took me getting into a lot of fights before I was diagnosed with PTSD. I have something called ‘hypervigilance.’ I get really nervous around people. Especially people from the Middle East."

"What were some traumatic things that happened to you?"

"I was in a vehicle when a mortar round exploded in front of us, and we fell into the crater and got trapped. There was a burning oil rig near us, so it was like being in a microwave. And we couldn’t get out. And I also saw a lot of hanky shit. Mostly from our side. Everyone was really revved up from 9/11. We did a lot of bad things. I saw decapitations, and that was our guys doing it."

"What happened?"

"We were supposed to bring POW’s back to the base. But instead we gave them a cigarette to calm them down, and told them to get on their knees. One of our guys was 240 lbs, and he’d taken this shovel we’d been issued, and he’d sharpened one of the sides until it was like an axe, and he could take off somebody’s head with two hits."

"How many times did you see that happen?"


Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

If Jesus were alive today, and he uttered these same words, too many people who are products of our military- industrial complex would laugh in his face and call him a pussy.

"Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together." --President Eisenhower

What war mongers don't realize is that pussies are strong. Pussies are designed to squeeze out ten pound babies. Pussies are flexible and designed to bring life to the world.

When Jesus said to love our enemies, he WAS being a total pussy. Not a coward. A strong, flexible, life-bearing organ. Jesus knows that fighting our enemies only begets more fighting. Loving our enemies begets more love.