But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. - Luke 6:27-30
As we wrestle this week with what it means to love our enemies, we’re going to rely on some other wise people to help us. Today, listen to Rev. Martin Luther King, who effectively used non-violent protest to overturn a century worth of Jim-Crow laws in the south. What he preached is not easy at all - and yet it’s exactly the way that Jesus laid out for us in the passage today. As you ponder his teaching, ask God how you might respond today.