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Love Your Enemies
In my eight- grade class starting the new school year, my dad met me after school to go home. I was very upset and never able to hide things from him. We drove for a while then he asked, what’s going on. So upset was I that I just blurted out how I hated the boy sitting next to me. He picks on me and pokes me and as soon as I do or say anything the teacher singles me out as the trouble maker. I just can’t stand it. We continued home and I went up to my room still mad as I could be.
Soon the knock at the door and dad was there. Hey buddy, why don’t we ask Jesus to help us and see what happens? At that point I just wanted to be alone but knowing dad, this was not going to happen. We knelt by the bed together and he prayed first for patience and comfort to come to me and also Gods guidance for both myself and the boy I hated. Then it was my turn. Well, I don’t remember much about what I asked the Lord, I Know it was short but it worked. Dad left the room.
The next morning, ready for school, dad called me into the living room and had something to read to us. Opening the Book of Mormon, we turned to the 3 rd Book of Nephi, 5:90 “But behold, I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you; And pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you.” Boy dad that’s hard. He said, I know but it’s the right way to turn it over to the Lord and let Him take care of it.
Each day before going to school we would kneel and pray in our prayer place and sure enough, things got better. The boy and I became good friends and helped each other out when needed. This was truly an answer to prayer and a lesson for life. Prayer Works!!!