“Love your enemies! Do good to them! Lend to them! And don’t be concerned about the fact that they won’t repay. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as sons of God: for he is kind to the unthankful and to those who are very wicked. “Try to show as much compassion as your Father does.” (Luke 6:35-36 TLB)
Jesus, teaches we must love our enemies and forgive them just as our Father in Heaven has forgiven us. Even when we are at our worst, our Father is kind to us, so we should set an example and be kind to others. Even when we show little gratitude for His love and mercy, He blesses us and demonstrates His patience, mercy, and grace. We must do the will of our Father this is our purpose, just like it was Jesus Christ’s purpose. He wants us to follow Him by following His example and doing what He says, in obedience. He wants us to love our enemies by showing kindness in our actions towards them. We must pray for them, forgive them, and bless them however hard this is sometimes to do, with the Holy Spirit of God’s help, He enables and empowers us to do this. We must never make excuses, mercy is never deserved. It is a gift from our Father to us. He wants us to give that same gift to all who have hurt us. When we do this, we will truly be a child of the Mot High, and our reward will be great.
Precious God, enable and empower me through the Holy Spirit of God; to forgive all those people who have hurt me. Don't allow me to be unforgiving, but do and be like Jesus Christ, who forgave all sin to set the captives free. Amen.