Love God, enemies

In reference to N. Rodriguez’s letter, which appeared on March 25.

I would like him to read Jesus’ response to the scribe who asked what the greatest commandment was: “The first is, ‘Hear O Israel: The Lord our God, The Lord is one, and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.

The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Mk.12:29-31.

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.

For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have?” Mt. 5:43-46.

During these trying times, we should all try to heed the words of the Gospels more and the words of politicians less.

Bertha Zuniga Campos Harlingen