Loving the Unlovable

But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil (Luke.6.35)

It is interesting that one of the things that will attract great reward when we get to heaven is how we love our enemies and those who cannot pay back the things we have done for them. The rave about having enemies destroyed either in prayers or when the opportunity presents itself, is not a Christlike attitude. If you do good to those who are good to you, then where is the love of God in your heart?

It is good to know that enemies are human who may hate you for many reasons but they cannot stop you. Enemies keep you on your toes to keep moving towards your life goals. They serve their own purposes just like the sandpaper polishes the wood to smoothen it. Also, you could have enemies that have a change of mind because of your tenderness towards them. Never you return hate for hate.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Rom. 5:8).

The excuse that some people are unlovable is not tenable before God. This is because He loved us when we were not loveable. He died for us when we did not appreciate our state of helplessness. Perhaps that is why God will reward those who love their enemies greatly. It is a huge sacrifice that will not be overlooked. Amen.