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
The Missing Voice in the Adoption Conversation

The Missing Voice in the Adoption Conversation

How our language would change if we heard more from adoptees.
The Benefits of Having Other People Raise Your Kids

The Benefits of Having Other People Raise Your Kids

Why doing it all alone isn’t the best (or most biblical) parenting strategy.
What to Do When You Don’t Know a Family’s Immigration Status

What to Do When You Don’t Know a Family’s Immigration Status

Amid the confusion over immigration laws, here are five things you should know.
Christine Caine: Would God Give Me Ministry and Marriage?

Christine Caine: Would God Give Me Ministry and Marriage?

How God multiplies our loves and passions.
Include results from Christianity Today
Browse Archives:

So Hot Right Now

Not All Vulnerability Is Brave

We don’t have to expose our deepest secrets with every speech and blog post.

What We're Reading

CT eBooks and Bible Studies

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