In Hiccup’s town, it was the norm to be afraid of dragons and to fight them. Afterall, people and dragons are natural-born enemies. Or are they? Hiccup pushes back on this idea by treating the dragons with kindness and even befriending one of the scariest dragons of all. When he decides to love his enemies, things change for the better.
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemies.’ But I tell you, love your enemies. Pray for those who hurt you. If you do this, then you will be true sons of your Father in heaven. Your Father causes the sun to rise on good people and on bad people. Your Father sends rain to those who do good and to those who do wrong. If you love only the people who love you, then you will get no reward. Even the tax collectors do that. And if you are nice only to your friends, then you are no better than other people. Even people without God are nice to their friends.”
Matthew 5:43-47 ICB
Who has it been hard to love recently?
What can we do to love people better?