For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
The New Living Translation reads, “we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies.”
This is easy to forget.
People are not the enemies.
Regardless of politics,
People are not our enemies.
Oh, they may consider us as enemies.
They may defame us, defraud or disparage us.
But they are not the enemies.
They are in the very same place we were.
This is also easy to forget.
We are all people.
Made in the image of God.
Loved by the Father.
We are all sinful.
We are all hopeless without Christ.
We have too much in common to be enemies.