“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.”
Amen. Lord help me to live this.
This life brings many challenges, indeed. Lord hear my prayer. Lord help me to continue to pray for those that would wish ill of me. Help me to love others. All and always.
And, dear reader, may you do the same. May God bring blessing upon you for your love of those who may not love you.