"You have heard that the law of Moses says, 'Love your neighbor' and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in Heaven. For He gives His sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and on the unjust, too.
If you love only those who love you, what good is that? Even the corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that.
But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in Heaven is perfect.
In Sunday School class, we were talking about how we as Christians are supposed to love everybody. It doesn't matter what they do, say, or think about us or each other-- our job is to love them. It doesn't matter if they are the worst sinners in the world, we are still supposed to love them.
That is a tall order!
The only way we are ever going to do that is by allowing God to control your life. The more God lives in your heart, the more easily it is to love others-- because God loves others.
Do you ever wonder why bad things happen to good people?
I know I do a lot. You see someone who is a great follower of God having the worst time ever, but then a big 'sinner' seems to be blessed beyond belief.
A lot of times, people don't think it's fair.... and if you think of it like people, it's NOT fair.
However, God treats us all as his children.
Are any of your kids ever unruley?
I'd venture to say yes they are. But do you stop loving them because they are? Nope.
God didn't send Jesus here to save the already saved (of which there were none).... He sent him to save the sinners... big time and "little white liars". God loves us ALL his kids and He blesses us all. However, in the end, only the ones who have accepted His love and His son as their savior will get to go to Heaven and be with Him again.
It's God's desire for us all to come back to Him.. as it is any parent.
We are to love everyone, even if they don't deserve it.... because God loves us even though we don't deserve it either.
God Bless You