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    • Rev. Dr. Wesley J. Wildman
    • Rev. Dr. Wesley J. Wildman is Professor of Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics at Boston University. Wildman is editor of Beauty in the Ordinary, a book of readings and meditations by the late Rev. Samuel Johnson Lindamood, Jr.

Now’s a Good Time to Exercise Your Compassion Muscles

Now, I know Jesus taught his disciples to love their enemies and pray for those who persecute them. And following Jesus is something I take super-seriously. But I’m angry and worried, and pretty much everyone in the United States is. It isn’t easy to follow those particular instructions.

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Now’s a Good Time to Exercise Your Compassion Muscles

So why did I find this Lent so difficult? Loving our enemies is tough because it doesn’t mean overcoming disagreement; it means loving one another, protecting one another, caring for one another in spite of disagreement.

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