After Daniel Diaz, a 33 year old pastor from Pomona, CA was shot and killed in his car while returning from a church party, Daniels’s mom said the following:
“To the person who did this, if I could see you face to face, I would tell you that God loves you,” said Diaz’s mother, who attended the vigil with her husband David Diaz, also a pastor. “And if you knew my son, my son would have loved you.”
This kind of love is the love Jesus talks about in Matthew 5:44 (but I say unto you, love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you – ASV) and shows while being on the cross (Father, forgive them for they know not what they do). It’s the love we need to show and live out every day in any circumstance.