You desire sincerity of heart; and You endow my innermost being with wisdom.  – Ps 51:8

Reflection.  Soldiers are honored because they are prepared to die to save others.  Jesus does not condemn soldiers who fight in a just war.  A soldier does not hate those who oppose him in battle.  They are public enemies of his nation and must be defeated.  It is his duty to defend others.

Prayer.  Jesus, help me to love my personal enemies and to pray for them.