Who is an Enemy?

Maybe this journaling tool will be better than blowing up everyone’s Facebook feed 😉 Controversy alert. There is boilerplate wording in many oaths, “…defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic…” When I hear those words, I wryly wonder to myself, who gets to decide the definition of enemy? It seems volatile and subjective. I stay out of political discussions, since I rarely witness the concept embodied by respectful holy conferencing. My perspective is as a citizen of the kingdom of the triune God, and I pray for that to be the unwavering filter through which my attitudes, words and actions flow. I fail at that, too often; I pray for correction and growth – for all of us.