W. Austin Gardner
Bound to have enemies
When you have values different from those of the people of the world, and when you stand up for what is right, you are bound to have enemies. If we retaliate, we are only living on their low level; but if we love them, do good to them, bless them, and pray for them, then we rise to a higher level and glorify the Lord. It takes little effort to love our friends and serve them, but it takes faith to love our enemies and do them good.
Warren W. Wiersbe, Wiersbe’s Expository Outlines on the New Testament (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1992), 162.