You have heard that it was said, "Love your neighbor and hate your enemy." But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you (Matthew 5:43-44)
Matthew 5:43-44 is a hard one to live up, but I take hope in hearing about the story below. I pray that I get wiser and stronger so that I can live more Christ-like everyday.
Check out this incredible story on National Public Radio (NPR), A Victim Treats His Mugger Right. The best way to enjoy this story is to listen to it told by Julio Diaz, the victim. You can as well read the transcript of the story at NPR.
It's truly incredible to hear stories like this, because the unfortunate thing is that I don't think that I or a majority of others would react the same way. My daily prayer is for God to use me. I just hope that I have the courage and strength to be used by God.