Sometimes we make the gospel more difficult than it needs to be. Sometimes it is simply a matter of sitting down and doing something.
Today we hear what appears to be one of the most difficult of the commands in the gospel
...love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father...
While the first part make seem difficult if not impossible, it is quite simple if we start with the second part.
Just sit down and pray, pray for those who don't like us, pray for those who have hurt us, pray for those who have trespassed against us. Even if you don't feel like or even mean it, just do it.
What we will find with time is that over time God's grace will transform us. It may take days weeks months or years but little by little, if we allow it, it will happen. We call it conversion.