Will of God
I should be fit for my task relying on the will of God. God created all humans in his likeness. He loves all his creatures alike. He loves even my enemies to the extent he loves me.
This is the hardest command of Jesus, but as well the most effective one:
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:43–44). Because God has created my enemies, too. All humans are brethren of each other.
What is the situation I am in?
If I am on the side of God, God will defend me by his guardian angel he has ordered to stand by me in proportionally to my purity. And I also see that my enemy is against God, who has taken away from him the defence of his guardian angel, whereby my enemy will accept all inspirations of the Evil One. That is, he has become defenceless. I preclude the possibility to hurt defenceless people, because if I did so, it would be equal to hurting a baby. Therefore, I love him: From the grace of God I learn how to love him and I’ll make for him what is required in the appropriate moment. “If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you. Proverbs 25:21–22; or see Romans 12,10) My offender will later feel that he’d hurt his benefactor and will repent!
When Does this Turn into Public Policy?
Now, the number of people grows to the possible highest. Thereafter they, whom I persuaded to follow this behaviour, will help me. The cleaner the people who ask God to convert one enemy of our Father, the surer that God will answer their payers. For Jesus said: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (Luke 18:16). For example, if I pray for a leader of a political party whose members are mostly atheists, I can also ask my little children to ask from God – to the benefit of this human – at least this: Please, God, turn his way towards you! My frequent experience is that after prayers I come to understand that man or woman and that why does his/her father and mother love him/her even now. Mothers remember the handmade red hearts they were given on Mother’s Days. Therefore, they are ready to forgive his/her present behaviour. Thereby me and my politicians say “yes” to this difficult sentence of the Lord’s Prayer: “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us”.
This is how the face of public policy will change!
But is not easy to speak out the above sentence of the Lord’s Prayer sincerely, because of the inspiration of Satan. (“Don’t forgive them, they have hurt you.”) And upon this inspiration I feel that if I forgive them, all my inconsolable anger would go to waste. We know that we were created in God’s image, who is rich in mercy. It means that we can show mercy towards those who have sinned against us, and not once only, but several times – at least to our own children. Let’s try to do this within our greater family, in our country, with other children of God! You can be asked by anyone: “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” “Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” (Matthew 18:21–22) And after these, I’ll answer the same way as Jesus answered to Peter.