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  “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you; Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”  Matthew 5:43-44 It’s love day, Valentine’s Day, hearts and flowers, chocolate and cards day. People will spend too much money on things that will cost less tomorrow to prove the depth of their love today. Is that what love looks like? Candy? Cards? Dinner? Flowers? I guess those can be symbols of love sometimes.   Real love however, doesn’t usually look like cards and flowers. Our example of real love comes from Jesus. It isn’t covered in glitter or chocolate. It doesn’t come in a pretty vase or at a candle lit table.   While all of those things are beautiful and can touch our hearts, they aren’t love Jesus style. Turning the other cheek, ignoring the insult, praying for the offender, helping a person whose beliefs are in complete opposition to our own and whose life view turns our stomachs, that is what Jesus love