Jesus says that the ultimate standard of authentic love is how well you treat the person you can’t stand, or in his words, “You should love your enemy and do good to them, expecting nothing in return.” Jesus says this kind of love imitates the very character of God himself.

Read: Luke 6:27-36

Reflection and Discussion Questions:

What does Jesus promise for those who love their enemies (see verse 35)?

Note how God himself is kind to ungrateful and evil people. What does this say about God’s character?

Note how verse 36 describes God. What is the relationship between love and mercy?

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