Give up your enemies for Lent.

Even if you’re overall a friendly, open person, and even if there’s no one you’re openly warring with or frostily snubbing, there are people whose name makes a shadow cross over your sky. Whether it’s their fault or yours – or, most likely, some combination of the two – these are people with whom you are not at peace. When they are around, your peace is disturbed. You know who I mean.

Read the rest of my latest for The Catholic Weekly.

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4 thoughts on “Give up your enemies for Lent.”

  1. Excellent!
    For a long time it seemed un-Christian to me to even admit I had enemies. Your definition reminds me of C. S. Lewis’s – not necessarily someone who has it out for me, but whoever “I am really tempted to hate and traduce”. Plank in my own eye and all that.

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