With a gesture, he indicated the funeral bench on which Nicodemus and Joseph had left the body. The women’s eyes fell upon the Master’s abandoned grave clothes. They saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the cloth which had been on His head.
The principle of loving one’s enemies is not a call to pacifism, nor does it ask us to conjure up warm feelings of affection for those who hate us and mistreat us. One is not required to like his enemy. The love we are to express toward our enemies consists of acts of kindness which accord the enemy common dignity and recognize his basic humanity.