Jesus calls us to die to our tendency to seek control through the power of violence and to live by love instead.
If you respond to an aggressor with love – even to one who maims or kills you – what lasting harm have you suffered?
The teaching of Jesus is not just that we should refrain from killing our enemies, it is that we should love them – and love them as Jesus loves us.
NO POWER BUT LOVE
Rev. David Knight, PhD (Moral Theology, Catholic University), 60 years a Catholic priest, author of forty books on Catholic Faith and teaching. For further biographical information see, https://cdom.org/father-david-buell-maria-knight-obituary/
God is pleased with nothing but love.
One act of pure love is more precious in the eyes of God
and of the soul, and more profitable to the Church,
than all the good works together,
though it may seem as nothing.”
– St. John of the Cross