Luke 6:32-34 (NLT)
32 “If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that? Even sinners love those who love them! 33 And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit? Even sinners do that much! 34 And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, why should you get credit? Even sinners will lend to other sinners for a full return.

Luke chapter 6 offers many lessons from Jesus. One such lesson is on loving those who may be considered enemies in some cases. Jesus asks some questions for thought about who one should love. His final statement to those who are listening is “You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.”

The movie Fireproof is about a young couple struggling in their marriage. The marriage reaches a breaking point when the wife is ready to divorce the husband. The husband seeks the guidance of his father who offers him a plan to follow in hopes of rescuing his marriage. The husband commits to follow his father’s plan for 40 days. Each day the husband is given a new thought, a new task, and a new Bible verse that will help him show love for his wife. However, his wife rejects his good attempts time after time. Frustrated he returns to his father and poses the question to him about how does a person love someone who rejects them time after time. The father stands by a cross and reminds his son Jesus always loves us even when we reject Him time after time. We are to go and do likewise.