“In the small, contained world where we live most of the time, we know whom to trust and fear, whom to love and whom to hate. We get it all mapped out into good guys and bad guys, and everything is scheduled and predictable.
Jesus’ teachings on loving our enemies are not a little romantic lesson in feeling good about everybody and acting silly.
It is rather a rich, evangelical statement that there is more to life than our capacity to contain it all in our little moral categories. For, says Jesus, if you reduce your life to the simple practice of loving your friends and hating your enemies, of being generous only to those you like and trust, and resistant whenever there is risk, what’s the big deal?
Anybody can do that.”
Check the rest of it out here: This is a very good reminder to be careful in thinking you know what God is up to.