Love and Forgiveness (2)

Yesterday we read what Jesus said about loving and forgiving our enemies. Today we will read what Jesus did when His enemies were hurting Him.
Our Bible Reading tells us the terrible things that people did to Jesus. Was Jesus guilty of doing something wrong? No, He was innocent. He never sinned. But His enemies beat Him, mocked Him, spit on Him, put a crown of thorns on His head, and nailed Him to a cross.
What did Jesus do? Did He curse those people or ask God to kill them? No! Verse 34 tells us what Jesus did. “Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them. They don’t know what they are doing.’” Jesus loved and forgave the people who killed Him.
Today there may be people who make fun of you because you are a Christian. What will you do? Will you be loving and forgiving like Jesus?