Love Your Enemies
But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Luke 6:35 (NRSV) It is easy to love those who are kind to you and love you back. It is a challenge to love your enemies and those who are ungrateful. This text reminds us of the importance of sincerely loving everyone, even our foes. Greet hostility with kindness. Meet hatred with agape love. Show generosity to anyone in need, whether a friend or foe. Give mercy without conditions. Sow seeds of goodness, without seeking anything in return, and God will reward you for your good deeds. Have compassion for your enemies. Lift them up in prayer and speak blessings over their life.
Remember God’s unconditional love and grace that He so freely extends towards you. He loves us even when we don’t deserve it. Reflect God’s love, grace and mercy in the world. Loving your enemies is a challenge you can accomplish with the love of God. If you struggle in this area, ask God to love others through you and watch Him use you mightily. Let’s go and grow together. ADaubon