“For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same (Matthew 5:46)?
Anyone can treat well those they like. But what of those for whom we have no affection, or feelings, or even dislike? Our pursuit, as the ones who have been called by Christ and are being renewed by the working of his Spirit, is to be equally loving to any of those that might cross our path. When intentionally practiced it will bring forth a growing affection where there has previously been none.