“Love your enemies.”

Matthew 5:43-48

To follow Christ requires loving as he loves, forgiving those who cause hurt or wrong us in any way. Christ died out of love for every individual, even while they were still sinners and enemies. We need to forgive one another as a condition of being reconciled with God; forgiveness configures a person to Christ, who loves us unconditionally and bears witness that love is stronger than sin.

It can be hard to forgive and love our enemies, but we must trust and know that we can depend on God’s providence for all our including the need to love when we do not have the capacity to love.