The directive Jesus gives today are difficult ones. Why would anyone want to do good to the person who hates? Why wouldn’t we expect that what was borrowed would be returned? It may sometimes seem that it is getting harder to love. We might walk or even run away from conflict and never take the opportunity to repair relationships. Still, we say we are Christian. We are to be powerful in our love of others. Trusting in the Lord, we can fulfill our mandate to be Christian.