“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them”. Luke 6:32
We are quite good at loving those with whom we agree for the most part. It’s fairly easy to get along with them. But Jesus tells us even sinners do that! We are called to do more – to love those who don’t see things our way, and even to love those who may hate us. That’s a tall order, but Jesus showed the way when He loved and forgave those who crucified Him.
Loving Lord, teach us how to love each other as You do. It is sometimes hard for us to see those who hate us as worthy of love, but You call us to follow You in doing so. May we be models of Your love and grace. Amen.