Do you find it easier to love those who are trustworthy than those who are not? Yet my word commands you to love everyone. It goes on to acknowledge that even sinners love those who love them, and it is easy for you to do this, to give kindness to those who are kind to you, but how do you respond to those persecute you? To show them favor in the same manner that you love those who love you is above and beyond the ways of this world, and it is a testimony to the greater realm and reality of my Kingdom. True love is not a response but a characteristic showing that you are the children of your Father in heaven.
[I'll be away all but one night for the next 10 days]