Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.  This will make you children of your heavenly father.  – Mt 5:44-45

Reflection.  Hatred is the enemy of happiness.  Avoid as much as possible anyone who persecutes you, but do not descend into hatred.  Jesus said, “I have told you these things so that … your joy may be complete” (Jn 15:11).

Prayer.  Lord of life, bless me with the strength to at least strive for the impossible, namely to love my enemy.