“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!