How To Behave When Someone You Really Really Very Really Dislike Gets COVID

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How To Behave When Someone You Really Really Very Really Dislike Gets COVID

I’m gonna remind y’all what Jesus has already taught:

Mt 5:43-48

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy’. But I say to you, Love your enemy and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of the Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even tax collectors do the same? And if you salute only your brethren, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

You’re opposed to everything President Trump stands for, and you believe with the burning hot passion of a thousand suns that he is the embodiment of all that is wrong with America, and that his mere existence offends you, and is an affront to all that’s good and holy in the world? Fine. He’s not a nice person, maybe not even a good person. But if you proclaim to be Christian, and you’re expressing joy and satisfaction that he’s tested positive for Covid, you’re participating in evil. Doesn’t matter what he’s done, or what you think he’s done, or what you fear he is about to do. Finding enjoyment in the suffering of others is evil. Full stop.

Don’t be afraid to remind people when you hear such talk. And pray for them, too.

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About Larry Denninger

Larry resides in Michigan. Your emotional support Catholic blogger.

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