“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.
King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi.
At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize.
When notified of his selection, he announced that he would turn over the prize money of $54,123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.
Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, „Love your enemies.“ It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals.
Just keep being friendly to that person. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long.
Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them. And by the power of your love they will break down under the load.
That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love. There’s something about love that builds up and is creative.
There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive. So love your enemies.
„Loving Your Enemies“