Love as God loves us. Love without conditions.
The first step in imitating Jesus is to recognizing that we cannot love as he loves. Alone we haven’t the strength to love those who hate us. We need grace. We need the grace of God in our lives.
We love with kindness and mercy. We love because everyone deserves to be loved. God’s love embraces saint and sinner alike. He teaches us to see the greatest good of others, even those who persecute us.