A spouse, a child, a parent, a relative, a neighbor, a friend, a boss, a co-worker, a customer, a cashier, a waitress, a mechanic, a dentist, a politician, a criminal...a stranger - there's always someone who just isn't that easy to love!
If they would just act lovable, I'd have a lot easier time doing the "Love one another" thing.
Jesus didn't provide any conditions in which it wasn't warranted. No outs. No excuses. No disclaimers.
That sucks. How do you do that? Where do you start?
You can't give what you don't have. Slow down. Recognize how much you are loved. Take it in. Breathe it in. Read it in. Soak it in.
It's not a one-time process. It needs to be repeated often.
Luke 6 (MSG): Here's a simple rule of thumb for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you; then grab the initiative and do it for them! If you only love the lovable, do you expect a pat on the back?