“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and send his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins” 1 John 4:7-10
This is the only way through which one can truly experience the unconditional kind of love. Only when we can take the above scripture at heart, we can truly understand the words Jesus said, “love and pray for your enemies”. It is easy to love those who love you but it takes God’s kind of love en grafted in your heart to love those who persecute you.
All this is possible only through a relationship with Jesus Christ. This is what true freedom is, not being slave to hatred, envy or anger but experiencing God’s reconciliation and true peace.