>Love your enemies

> Well, I guess you couldn’t have the challenge of Jesus “to love our enemies” more starkly put than in this cartoon – (apart from the cross perhaps!) What do you make of it? How much thought do we give to Jesus’s teaching on this? I found the cartoon on Intentional Christian’s site with a good response to it from someone serving in the US military in Iraq. If we love our enemies do we decide which of them to love—thereby putting some enemies off limits? Do we love only those who we can cope with? Where do we draw the line? Where did Jesus draw the line? Intentional Christian points out: “Jesus loved those who held the hammers that drove the nails into his hands and feet.”
It’s a tall order isn’t it? And we are taught to do all of that on top of loving our neighbour ….! Is Jesus joking?