Bless and Do Not Curse

If we, the People of God, wish to enter the kingdom of God, then we will eventually have to be purified of any hatred in our hearts. We must truly love all of our brothers and sisters, including terrorists, liberals, conservatives, child molesters, Republicans, Democrats, and the host of others on this planet with whom we might disagree or even loathe, notwithstanding any evil they might have committed. If we “curse” by simply wishing them ill, we have become no better than the evil we eschew.

Stephen J. Rosetti, The Priestly Blessing: Rediscovering the Gift (Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2018), pp. 32-33. ISBN: 978-1-59471-847-2.