Love Your Enemies

Sometimes people hurt my feelings. Or they do something wrong to me. Then I think, “Those people hurt me so bad! I want to hurt them back!” Probably most people feel like this sometimes.
But Christians should not want to hurt people back. In our Bible Reading, Jesus said (verse 44), “But I tell you, love your enemies. Pray for those people that do bad things to you.” If we do this, we will be much different from other people in the world.
Jesus loved His enemies and prayed for them. He forgave people who did bad things to Him. We should try to be like Jesus. The Holy Spirit will help us to love our enemies and to pray for them.
Think about the people that you will see today. Maybe there is someone at work who does not like you. Or maybe someone in your family does mean things to you. Remember to pray for those people and to show God’s love to them.