Who is my enemy?

Luke 6:27-49

“But he, desiring to justify himself said ‘Who is my enemy?'”

This was the question asked of Jesus about loving your neighbour. But all too often it is also used as an excuse to avoid loving our enemies. We justify away Jesus’ command to love all.

Jesus’ list covers all: those who hate me, those who curse me, who abuse me, those who strike me or take what is mine, even the scroungers.

I must treat others as I would expect to be treated, with care, consideration and genuine love.

Love your enemies – anyone who hurts you – do good, expect no thanks in return: your reward will be great, and you will be true sons of God!


My name is Peter Holloway and having lived in Southport, England for 20 years, followed by a couple of years back in Northern Ireland I'm now working as an IT Manager in West Sussex. I was born in Northern Ireland and raised in the suburbs of Belfast just off the Saintfield Road, attended Cairnshill Primary School and Annadale Grammar School. I studied for a London University BD at Belfast Bible College.