One of the most difficult of Jesus’ teaching for me is His command to love my enemies. It just seems so counter to me to show love to someone who is willfully set against me. I am perpetually asking why? I really love it when you read scripture and you you find yourself asking why and then just as quick as the why question the answer is given.
Jesus says in Luke 6:35:
35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great,
and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.(ESV, my emphasis)
So we are suppose to be kind to our enemies because God is kind to His. Pretty cool.
Then again, who are these ungrateful and evil people God is showing kindness to? Hmmm. Isn’t grace wonderful?
Grace and Peace.