Stories about loving your enemies

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Love Your Enemies by Nicola Barker

From the brilliantly unconventional Nicola Barker, the short stories in ‘Love Your Enemies’ present a loving depiction of the beautiful, the grotesque and the utterly bizarre in the lives of overlooked suburban Britons.


Layla Carter, 16, from North London, is utterly overwhelmed by her plus-size nose. Rosemary, recently widowed and the ambivalent owner of a bipolar tomcat, meets a satyr in her kitchen and asks, ‘Can I feel your fur?’


In these ten enticingly strange short stories, a series of marginalised characters seek truth in the obsession and oppression of everyday existence, via a canine custody battle, sex in John Lewis and some strangely expressive desserts.
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Love Your Enemies

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Summer Sermon Series. Weekly Sermon Collections. Online Sermon Editor. These unfortunates were on their own without medical care. No longer fit for action in Burma, they had been packed into railway cars which Denomination: Wesleyan. Loving Your Enemies in Rwanda Rwanda is a tiny country in Central Africa, a bit bigger than Northern Ireland, with a population of over 8 million people, and thousands of hills.

By Rick Malwitz. At the end of the summer my granddaughter Leah was looking forward to returning to a preschool program at a local church. She would see her friends Lily and Isabella again. Loving Lily and Isabella is the easy part, I told her. I mentiioned that I would be preaching at a chapel service in a few days on loving your enemy.

The slave, known as Elijah, had been born a free man in Africa. He was a grown man when slave traders, led by a traitor, a small African man, attacked his village and snatched up all able-bodied young men and dragged them off in chains to the slave ships. He soon forgot the faces of the white traders, but resentment burned within him against the African who had grown rich from the bodies of his own people.
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He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. The slave named Paulus was so trustworthy that Proculus made him the steward over his whole household. One day Proculus took Paulus with him to the slave market to buy some new workers. Before the bargaining began, they examined the men to see if they were strong and healthy. Among the slaves stood a weak, old man. Paulus urged his owner to buy this slave. Proculus answered, "But he is good for nothing.

Signing up agrees to our terms of use. That question may seem absurd. And maybe it is. And this is more than just the inconsiderate jerks who pop up occasionally in your life. Jesus and His audience lived under an oppressive occupying Roman government.

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  1. Posted in Stories of Faith, Apr 8, Love your enemies. I don't know of any commandment from Jesus that's harder to follow than His command to love your .

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