Danieltwotwenty wrote:patrick wrote:I'm saying I think the most compassionate thing you can do is pray she gets her priorities straight. If not for her, then certainly for the nation of people she's trying to lead.
I think Matthew 5:43-48 says that we should pray for them like we would anyone else, we should not treat them different, they may see us as enemies, but we should view them as our neighbour. Just like in the story of the Good Samaritan, he sees his enemy (neighbour) and he takes him and looks after him, he meets every physical need he has, even though he is his enemy.
I think we should absolutely pray for the health of our enemies, just as Jesus commanded us to do.
Danieltwotwenty wrote:I never said anyone was unloving, neither did I judge anyone. I also never said the spiritual side of praying for her wasn't important, but that doesn't mean her physical health is not important either.
The only thing I did was state how Jesus commanded us to pray and how we should love our neighbour, a big part of that is caring for their physical needs and not just their spiritual needs.
All I'll say is I think your concern is misplaced. Love for our neighbors is more than just sympathy and concern.