But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
Luke 6:35 ESV
Jesus expects more from His people than from the world. In the world, people only tend to love those who love them. But Jesus calls us to love our enemies- those who hate us.
He’s asking us nothing more than He does Himself. While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. We’re to do good because it’s the right thing to do, not just in expectancy of something in return.
If we do lend without expecting any return, Jesus tells us our reward will be great. In fact, we will be sons of the Most High- after all, as they say, “like Father, like son”.
God is everything we should want to be. He is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. So we too should be kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
“Most High God, what You ask of us is beyond our ability to do without Your supernatural power to help us. So please fill us with Your Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ name, amen”