“Perfection” in the mouth of the God-man Christ consists in loving the enemy = having mercy on the enemy. This applies to evils we have done as well as evils that have been done to us. Two remarks of Bishop Barron come to mind: 1) what is immediately below; 2) his review of the Bafta award winning “Revenant.”
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2) Bp. Barron gives us a review of “Revenant,” the British awards (known as BAFTAs) success which presaged Hollywood's Feb. 28 Academy Awards. Barron writes:
Alejandro Iñárritu’s new film The Revenant is one of the most talked about movies, and for good reason. The opening twenty minutes, which feature a frighteningly realistic Indian attack and a horrifically vivid mauling by a grizzly bear, are absolutely compelling viewing. And the remainder of the film is so involving that this viewer at least felt physically sick as he followed the sufferings of the main character.