This is so incredible and powerful…
“I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer for then you are working out of your true selves, your God created selves. If all you do is love the lovable, do you expect a bonus? Anybody can do that. If you simply say hello to those who greet you, do you expect a medal? Any run of the mill sinner can do that.
In a word, what I am saying is, “Grow up. You’re Kingdom subjects. Now live like it.”
Cindy Jacobs, The Power of Persistent Prayer