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The lavish love of God

Wonderful metaphor here: God’s love “is as gracious, indiscriminate, and lavish as the sunshine and the rainfall.” The author uses it to explain the motivation for loving our enemies. We should not retaliate when hurt, but wish good for those intent on harming us, because God does no less for us.

Another interesting point: If any saying of Jesus recorded in the gospels can lay claim to being unaltered, it is the statement to love the enemy.