Loving the Opposition

April 21, 2018

It may seem almost natural to love our own team. It’s no big challenge to be devoted to the people who are on our side, our party, our school, our church, our neighborhood.  But the call of Christ is to bless the opposition. This means not restricting our love to those we define as loveable, but to really be followers of Christ and practice no revenge and to love everyone.  Jesus was so good at this that the religious leaders, intending to insult him, gave him the greatest compliment of his divinity—friend of sinners!