Even while we kill and punish we must try to feel about the enemy as we feel about ourselves—to wish that he were not bad, to hope that he may, in this world or another, be cured: in fact, to wish his good. That is what is meant in the Bible by loving him: wishing his good, not feeling fond of him nor saying he is nice when he is not.
Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis
I am working on something else to post today, but am not sure if I will be able to finish it. Therefore, I am posting this quick quote by Lewis because it cannot be repeated often enough. At the time he wrote this he would have been referring to the Nazis as the ‘enemy’. Today a similar enemy to which this quote could apply is secular progressives. And how are these two groups are similar: both the Nazis then and the secular progressives now think (in their own minds) that they are making the world a better place through acts that are immoral, unethical and even evil. For example, the Nazis wanted to make a better world through creating a ‘pure race’, therefore they exterminated anyone that did not fit the mold. Secular progressives want to make a perfect world through a false understanding of equality – men and women should have exactly the same opportunities. But, when an unintentional pregnancy happens the woman is ‘punished’ with a baby while the man is not. He can go on and be successful (in the eyes of the world) without any hindrance but she must ‘put her carrer on hold’ and raise a baby. Therefore, for things to be ‘fair and equal’, the ‘problem’ (i.e. the baby) is exterminated.
Nevertheless, as Lewis says, we should love our neighbor, which in this case is secular progressives. We should not retain hatred within our hearts in regards to them but instead should desire and pray for their repentance and ultimate salvation. But in addition to praying for them, we are obligated to do everything in our power to overturn everything they have established that is immoral, unethical and evil.