Matthew 5:43-48
In our gospel for today, Jesus makes it unmistakably clear that you and I, his followers, are under obligation to love our enemies. Of all his teachings this is perhaps the most difficult to understand, approve and obey. At first glance it seems more like an idealistic dream than a serious thought about life. There may be times when we are not as just as we should be or as good as we should be – yet God always includes us in his blessings. Why should we be any different?