Love Your Enemies

I like to tell my family and friends that I love them. Often I send cards to these people. I spend time reading the verses in the cards. I want to pick just the right message of love for each person.
The Bible has many messages about love. Our Bible Reading today is sometimes called the “love chapter of the Bible.” These verses tell us how we can show true love for other people. 1 John 4:21 says, “And he (God) gave us this command: The person who loves God must also love his brothers and sisters in Christ.”
Matthew 5:43-44 are more verses about love. Jesus said, “You have heard it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies. Pray for those people that do bad things to you.” It is very hard for me to love my enemies. But I know that when I accepted Jesus as my Savior, the Holy Spirit came to live in me. He will help me love people who hate me and do bad things to me.
Maybe today you will see a person who is your “enemy.” Ask God to help you love that person.