(November 27, 2015)
We are taught, over and over again, that we are to follow Christ’s example. And following Christ’s example inevitably means that we must love our enemies. The reasoning behind this is simple – you see, we are all enemies to Christ. He is not our enemy, but we are His enemy. Our sins pain Him, and we act in rebellion to Him continually. And yet, through it all, He loves us (as He loves our enemies).
So if we want to be like Him, and if we want to show our gratitude for His sacrifice on our behalf, then there is little that we can do that would be better than loving all of those that He loves (even if they are enemies to us).