We were created for eternal Beatitude -- that is, eternal life with God. After spelling out the Beatitudes in the Gospel passage from last week, Jesus tells us how we are to live so as to receive this gift from the Father. In short, we must become more and more like Christ. Specifically, we are called to forgive like Christ, love like Christ, and serve like Christ. Today Jesus calls us to a radical kind of forgiveness: "Love not only your friends; love your enemies as well."