Our love shouldn't be complicated
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, Love your
enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil
and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax
collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet only your brothers, [a] what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48 You
therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He
said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all
your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do
this, and you will live.”
29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
Our love should be extraordinary
But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
Our love should reflect the heart of the King
so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends
rain on the just and on the unjust.