enemy: a person who feels hatred for, fosters harmful designs against or engages in antagonistic activities against another; an adversary or opponent.
How can I pray for my enemy if I think I do not have any enemies? I really don’t know anybody who actually hates me or is purposefully antagonistic against me. I know irritating and offensive people (St. Faustina’s Diary 1768), but I don’t think of these people as my enemies.
Sure I know enough people with personal shortcomings and difficult personalities-- just like me. But they really are not my enemies. I figure this is part of the human condition which is a result of original sin. Perhaps I need to pray for those who have cause me sorrow or offended me.
Do you have any real enemies?