Jesus said ‘love your enemies’
Jesus said ‘love your enemies’ while living under the Imperial Roman occupation of Israel. Jesus’ cultural customs and way of life were undervalued and oppressed by the Roman occupiers, yet Jesus interacted with them (and the angry religious leaders) in love.
Jesus loves ‘sinner’ and 'saint’ and blesses both.
What would it look like if we (Christians) experienced Christ’s inner transformation and become as deeply generous, loving, + sacrificial as Jesus. That is a question worthy of a year of exploration.
May this love + generosity be poured out in better relationships + families, unity among churches + a deep, active love for those with less and toward our 'enemies’ whoever they may be.