Love Your Enemies

1479106800In 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot by John Hinckley, Jr. Several years later, President Reagan said that he had forgiven Mr. Hinckley and wanted to meet with him in person to tell him about his forgiveness.
I think that is a good example of what Jesus talked about in our Bible Reading today. In verses 43 and 44 Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies. Pray for those who treat you badly.” Jesus went on to add, “…if you are nice only to your friends, you are no better than anyone else. Even the people who don’t know God are nice to their friends” (verse 47).
Sometimes it is very hard to forgive our enemies and show them kindness. But that is what God wants us to do. Think about someone today who needs to receive your love and forgiveness. Ask God to help you show kindness to that person.