Our polarized nation seems to become more polarized with each passing day as calling out, name-calling and even demonizing become the new normal. But in Matthew 5 Jesus clearly shows how those who love him are to act differently, 43“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. (CEB) Jesus’ speaks challenging words, especially given what’s going on right now. But here’s the thing you cannot escape. Jesus is speaking them to you. And he expects you to try to live them out.