I was starting a study on loving our enemies. At the bottom it had these questions:
- Why is the real test of agape love, being able to love your enemies? If we fail this test, do we really have agape love?
- Do you see "turning the other cheek" and giving your enemy your tunic as literal, figurative, hyperbole, or what? What is the point Jesus is making here?
- Why is loving your enemy so much like divine love? What is the implication of this for our salvation? For our lifestyle?
- What is the difference in effect of stating the Golden Rule as a negative ("Don't do to others, as ..."), as did Rabbi Hillel, rather than a positive ("Do to others, as ..."), as did Jesus?