Loving our enemies is antithetical to sinful human nature. Yet this passages encourages us to do just that: forgiving our enemies and praying for those who are at odds with us. This radical revelation once again shows us that the heart of the law is the heart of God. It’s not easy to put this into practice, but when we are obedient to this command, our hearts tie into the heart of the Father and we exemplify the very message of the gospel. For we too were once enemies of God, but because of Jesus’ sacrifice for us, we’ve been forgiven and offered eternal life. As believers, we should reflect the character of God to others.

 

Matthew 5:43-47