If one were to ask ten different people what love is, we may get ten different answers. Jesus simply said to love our enemies. It is important to know what exactly Jesus meant by ‘love’ and how we are to do that.
If someone were to ask ‘who do we love?’, we can look at the words of Jesus in Matthew 5:43-48 to get an understanding of what He meant:
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Now that we know the “who” that Jesus was talking about, what does it look like to “love”? Continue reading…