12 Then Jesus said to his host, ‘When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbours; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.’
Loving those who love you or those who are lovely is easy, but such love isn’t going to change the world. Love that changes the world is the love that seeks out the unloved, the unloving and the unlovely. Such love costs more, but achieves more. Such love is Christ’s love.
Jesus, show me who to love today and teach me to do so as you do.