Jesus teaching on enemy love is probably the most written off of all of Jesus’ teachings, especially in the Western American church.
Some of the worst moments in church history and human history have been when followers of Jesus have ignored and downplayed Jesus’ teachings in these two paragraphs.
But, some of the best moments in church history and in human history have been when followers of Jesus have taken these teachings and put them into practice.
God is the ultimate enemy lover. As followers of Jesus, what would happen if we took seriously the call to love our enemies?