Jump directly to the content
Chick-Fil-A's Lesson on Loving Your EnemiesHector R Alejandro / Flickr
Chick-Fil-A's Lesson on Loving Your Enemies

Chick-Fil-A's Lesson on Loving Your Enemies


Feb 20 2013
Step 1: Let your enemies become your friends.

Though Windmeyer doesn't specifically articulate it in his article, his relationship with Cathy repeatedly points to an essential component of love, which Christ demonstrated for us: sacrifice. Jesus had the power to crush his enemies in the natural realm, but instead, he abdicated his power and went to the cross in the name of love. While clearly not as consequential as the Messiah's choice, both these men willingly put their reputations on the line in the hope of closing the gap between them. Might we do the same with our enemies? Maybe over waffle fries.

Dorothy Littell Greco divides her time between writing, making photographs, pastoring, and keeping three teenage sons adequately fed. She lives and works in the Boston area and is a reluctant Patriots/Celtics/Bruins/Red Sox fan. You can check out more of her words and images at dorothygreco.com.

Related Topics:Enemies; Food; Homosexuality; Love

To add a comment you need to be a registered user or Christianity Today subscriber.

orSubscribeor
More from Her.menutics
What Having Millions of Followers Taught Me About Christian Dialogue

What Having Millions of Followers Taught Me About Christian Dialogue

Full House actress: Let’s stop attacking each other with Bible verses.
Longing for a Watchman

Longing for a Watchman

Lessons on religion and racial justice from Harper Lee’s latest novel.
The Feminist Fight Against Abortion

The Feminist Fight Against Abortion

Hearing from the progressive and pro-woman Christians siding with life.
Amen to Women in Politics

Amen to Women in Politics

From a complementarian who celebrates female government leaders.
Include results from Christianity Today
Browse Archives:

So Hot Right Now

Gay Marriage, Abortion, and the Bigger Picture

Living out God’s will requires us to look beyond single issues.

What We're Reading

CT eBooks and Bible Studies

Christianity Today
Chick-Fil-A's Lesson on Loving Your Enemies