There are a lot of things we are asked to do as followers of Christ. Today’s Gospel text has some of the toughest.
Luke 6:27-38 is part of the Sermon on the Plain and includes: loving your enemy, turning the other cheek, allowing corrupt laws to take your property, the Golden Rule, and more.
One of the commentators I read suggested it is impossible to love your enemy because once you love an enemy they are no longer an enemy, which while true to the meaning of “love” and “enemy” doesn’t make anything any easier. I like the notion of love in this passage being an action rather than a state of being or feeling which helped me come to the conclusion I eventually did.
Let me know what you think of the conclusion. Did I get it right? Is it an overreach?