Choose Your Model. There are people who ignore their parents, because their parents ignored them when they were children. There are people who hate their family because their family hates them. There are those who turn away from their spouse because their spouse turned away from them. All these attitudes have sense under the principle of sowing and reaping that exists in nature and the world has adopted. But in heaven, is not like that. That is why Jesus said: Love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:44-48. If you are a follower of Jesus you should not follow the example of the world, but the model of your heavenly Father.