In our flesh we don’t want to do good to our enemies, let alone pray for them and love them. In our flesh we always want something for what we’ve given. But because of Jesus we don’t have to be ruled by our flesh. Instead we can be transformed to be like Him. We should aim to live the example that Jesus gave us on the cross.
Love your enemies: Jesus loves us, the very people that nailed him to the cross.
Return evil with good: It was our sins that he had to die for, yet he blessed us with an option to spend eternity with Him in Glory.
Pray for those that use you: Jesus hung on the cross and prayed “Father, forgive them for they no not what they do” as they crucified him.
Give without expectations: He gave His life for us knowing that the decision would be ours to accept his sacrifice or decline it.
In what was some of Jesus’ harshest hours he gave us an example that we can live by. Look to him for the perfect picture of how to love.