“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. Luke 6:27-28
This scripture is a hard pill to swallow, but you must; it’s a command, not a suggestion. It’s easy to love someone who loves you, but not true about someone who is evil or hates you. It’s like the difference between sunrise and sunset; one gives light, and the other puts out the light; you can’t tell the difference if you are looking at a snapshot in time. I’ve photographed both, and you must look to see where the image was taken to be able to tell the difference. When we hate someone, it is the same; our eyes may be seeing them at sunset when maybe, in a short time, they will be back on the rise and walking in the light. What has made a person so hateful that their light is going out? Could your love for them change the trajectory of their life? Everyone that doesn’t have Jesus is looking at a sunset, and it seems so beautiful, yet darkness is coming. They may never see a sunrise again, but what if it only takes a few hours of darkness before they accept Jesus and begin living in the faith of the rising “Son”? We must consider these things and let our sun set on hate because you can’t hate another human and love Jesus at the same time.