Jesus’ most challenging command
Matthew 5: 38–48
By Rev Kenneth & Bernadette Phillips
It is relatively easy to forgive accidental/unintended injury; not so easy to forgive wilfull, severe offences. Yet, Jesus commands us to love our enemies—those who deliberately choose to do us harm. If such love is commanded, then its pursuit must lie in the will and not in the emotions. Loving the enemy means forgiving him/her.