“But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.” Luke 6:26
I love my husband.
I love my kids. And my family. And my friends.
But love my enemies?
Ignore them maybe. Or not go out of my way to get back at them. That’s charitable enough.
I can’t love them.
That’s Jesus’ point. The standards of kingdom living are much too high for me.
But He already loves my enemies, and He lives in me.
That’s how I love my enemies.
He wouldn’t tell me to do it if it was impossible.
He told me to because He had already worked out the details.
Love my enemies.