It’s easy to love lovable people, anyone can do that! But it’s in the loving of people who have wronged us or caused harm to others, or simply just very different from us, that my walk being a Christ-follower is tested.
I’m chewing on this passage.
Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that. (Ephesians 5:1-2 MSG)