Luke 6:27-31: All too often we think of the Christian ideal as a moral code. As rules and laws, as a demand placed upon us, as a duty that we have to fulfill. But this is like trying to light an electric lamp without plugging-in the cord. It is like trying to grow oranges without having the branches of the tree, and the roots. Jesus is the source of the power you need to love those who are hard for you to love. Jesus is the root and branch upon which you grow, and in whom you may thrive. This is a Wekivaword.