At first, this doesn’t seem difficult at all. Until we realize the kind of love Jesus was talking about. The kind of love Jesus modeled and demanded of us, in society’s terms, is radical and nonsensical!
We are to love sacrificially. Jesus said that if one would ask us to go one mile, we should go two. As followers of Christ we are commanded, not only to love our neighbor, but even our enemies. Jesus challenged us that if any would slap us on one cheek, we should turn to him the other. (Matt. 5:39)
Loving our neighbor can be a challenge and demand much of us, physically, spiritually and emotionally. Our neighbor could be an unsaved family member or inconsiderate coworker.
Let us dare to love radically like Jesus, and let THIS radical love be what brings the lost and broken to His feet!