Loving Our Enemies

No one would argue that Jesus’ teaching to love our enemies is easy. In fact, it might just be the hardest of his commands. I know from time to time I’ve wondered—did he really mean all of our enemies?

In this article Delve into Jesus discusses what it means to love our enemies:

The love of which Jesus speaks is not a feeling in any sense of the word. It is a decision resulting in action. It is a choice you make that has nothing whatsoever to do with how you feel, and quite often, occurs in spite of a feeling to the contrary. This kind of love judges the needs of a person but never the person themselves, and responds according to the gravity of the need, never the character of the person. […]

This is the kind of love that Christ demands – not a feeling, but rather a spirit of service, selflessness and humility. It is the ability to give to others with no regard to what they can do to repay you, what they feel for you or what you feel for them.

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