Let’s spend some time studying the meaning of Love in the Gospel text. Here is the first one:
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. Matt 5:43-45
You might call this tough love in that it is very very hard to even think about it. Can you even imagine being able to love your enemy while you are about to take his life! Pray for those who torment you! Another almost impossibility in today’s world. But, I am sure that Jesus did indeed intend us to live by His words. It is very easy to say we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior but very hard to indeed put those words in practice. But if we don’t at least try should we really expect his grace? In the coming days I will be examining other places where the Lord tells us how to love.