“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” -Jesus, Matthew 5:43-44
This command seems completely unreasonable until we begin to realize the depth of our sin against God and how He loves us, so much that God the Father sent God the Son to die for our sins and give us eternal life in a relationship with Him.
He loved us when we were enemies. We didn’t and don’t deserve His love.
For many of us, that love that we didn’t deserve has affected us in a profound way and changed us, turning us toward Him.
When Jesus says love your enemies, He’s calling us to be like the God we serve, and to extend to others what’s been extended to us.
🙏🏼 ✝️ #love #grace