Jesus literally practiced what He preached. On one occasion when the crowds gathered to hear Him teach, He told them, “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who despitefully use you, and persecute you” [Matthew 5:44]. No threats, no condemnation, no bitterness, no vile expressions uttered in anger just words of love for his enemies as he out of His own forgiveness of them asks His Father to forgive them.
We are to be like Jesus. Jesus is not only asking us to forgive a spouse, a child, a parent or a friend but an enemy. Lord, help me to be like you!