Love Your Enemies
Matthew 5:43-45 “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.”
The Gospel of Matthew or simply Matthew, is one of the four canonical gospels, one of the three Synoptic gospels, and the first book of the New Testament. The narrative tells how the Messiah, Jesus, having been rejected by Israel, finally sends the disciples to preach his Gospel to the whole world, baptizing in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Today people use the word love loosely. Love, What is it?, What does it mean?, and How do you show it?.
What is love?
- A deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person, such as that arising from kinship, recognition of attractive qualities, or a sense of underlying oneness.
What does it mean to love? (The action behind the word)
- Show your love to others by showing your love for what they really like or to what interests them.
How do you show it?
- Showing love, in my opinion, means catering to others feelings and needs before displaying or addressing our own. If we all took time out of our day to consider those we “love” the world would be a better place.