“But I say to you that listen, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you” -Jesus (Luke 6:27)
We are finishing up the “Copy That” series on learning to imitate Jesus. This last lesson is the most counter cultural and should be the thing that sets Christians apart from the ways of the rest of the world. Love you enemies and do good to those who hate you. We’ll talk about the first part this Sunday, but what really strikes me is that last part. Do good to those who hate you. Who hates you? Who thinks you are a terrible person? Who wants you to fail? Who is actively working against you trying to make you look bad, bring you down, make your life harder? Jesus calls us to do good to them. Help them. Speak well of them. Honor and respect them. Try to make their lives better. Serve them. This is what it looks like to follow Jesus. Woah!