“Be just and fair to all.
Do what is right and good,
for I am coming soon to rescue you
and to display my righteousness among you.
In a world where the extremists seem to grab the spotlight, the Lord tells us to be consistent in our kindness. We are to be kind to people who annoy us, disagree with us, frustrate us, and even those who slander us. Why? Because these people need Jesus too.
If Christians will not be Christ-like, we will be increasingly marginalized by the world. Jesus tells us to love our enemies because, when we do so, the light of Christ shines more brightly. What the world needs more than anything else is the good news of the gospel.