It is reasonable and practical to do good to those who love us, but unreasonable and impractical to do good to those who hate us. We call those who love us our friends, but those who hate us our enemies. Doing good to those who love us is doing the expected; doing good to those who hate is is going against the grain by doing the unexpected.
The question is: Do you want to live an ordinary life or an extraordinary life? Do you want to live on the hill of peace or in the valley of despair? Do you want to make a positive difference in your life and create a pathway for love and unity so that even your enemies will become your friends? Then change the paradigm by adhering to this life-transforming statement: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” (Romans 12:20).
When you do good not only to those who love you but also to those who hate you, you fulfill the commandment to “Love your neighbour as youself” and become the recipient of innumerable blessings. If you live by the following principle, you will experience freedom and peace as you have never experienced before: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21).