Love your enemies. You certainly don’t have to agree with them. You don’t have to vote with them. You don’t even have to like them. In the end, love enlarges your soul, hate diminishes. Loving more makes you more loving. Hating more just makes you more hateful.
What happens if we take Jesus at his word: “Blessed are the poor?” If we don’t subconsciously add “in spirit?”
In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells the people of his hometown: “You are having an adventure in missing the point.” The rector confesses he’s paid too much attention to Average Sunday Attendance. Maybe you have a number, a statistic, a marker by which you measure your work, your worth. Ask yourself, “would Jesus care about that number?”