“Love your enemy…” This is hard work. This is dangerous work that Jesus is inviting us into. There is no promise that your enemy will love you back. There is no promise that your enemy will become your…not enemy. Yet Jesus’s invitation is crystal clear…love, do good, bless, pray, offer, and give.
As I approach Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent, I am reminded of the hard work of the Gospels and the invitation to this labor of love.