Prayer: Come, Holy Spirit. Make me perfect as the heavenly Father is perfect.
Imagination Picture Jesus asking the disciples to imitate the Father.
Jesus continually demands that his disciples show goodness towards enemies. They must act as children of a heavenly Father. At the end Jesus reveals his goal. He wants the disciples to be as perfect as the heavenly Father.
Read more here:
Daily Quote from the Early Church Fathers
“Beg God for the gift to love one another. Love all people, even your enemies, not because they are your brothers and sisters but that they may become such. Love them in order that you may be at all times on fire with love, whether toward those who have become your brothers and sisters or toward your enemies, so that by being beloved they may become your brothers and sisters.” (Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, 354-430 A.D., excerpt from Sermon on 1 John 10,7)