Matthew 5:43-48
I don’t think Jesus had fond affection or warm fuzzy feelings in mind when he spoke about love. This misconception is what makes this commandment seem so unrealistic. I doubt that Jesus had a warm feeling for the money changers in the temple or for the Pharisees who were always harassing him. We must shift our thinking from our emotions to our will. Regardless how I feel toward that person, I will, as a matter of principle seek his/her highest good. I will not stoop to hatred, I will not seek revenge; and if I ever find the opportunity, I will do my best to help, and that includes my enemies.