Jesus gives us the "Golden Rule" and tells us in the book of Luke (6:31-35) that it is easy to love those that love us. Jesus also tells us that we need to treat our enemies the way we want to be treated! Jesus gives us this reminder because he knows that we often need to focus on how we treat the people that don't love us or don't treat us well. We need to remember that we are to love everyone and treat everyone with respect, regardless of what they do to us.
When you encounter a friend, a stranger, or "enemy", treat all of them the way that you want to be treated. If you struggle with treating someone the way you want to be treated, ask God for guidance and assistance. Pray for yourself and the other person, then let God do the rest!
Don't just remember the "Golden Rule", remember to practice it with everyone you meet!
Thank You for loving me no matter what I do. Please help me to not only treat everyone the way I want to be treated, even if I am not shown the same treatment. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.