“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”
(Luke 6:27-28 NIV)
Jesus always practiced what He preached. When Peter struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear, Jesus “touched the man’s ear and healed him”, thus doing good to the one who hated Him (Luke 22:51). And while dying on the cross, Jesus prayed for His enemies, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34). Is it any wonder then why people loved to hear Him teach and He gained such a huge following? One of my favourite verses in the Bible says that God “causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous” (Matthew 5:45). Jesus encourages us to be sons and daughters of the heavenly Father by following His example of loving people without distinction.
Follow Jesus’ example by loving people without distinction.