Jesus urged his followers to love other people, even those who hurt them. He said:

My command to you is: love your enemies, pray for your persecutors. This will prove that you are sons of your heavenly Father, for his sun rises on the bad and the good, he rains on the just and the unjust. If you love those who love you, what merit is there in that? Do not tax collectors do as much? And if you greet your brothers only, what is so praiseworthy about that? Do not pagans do as much? (Matthew 5:44-47)

What reasons does Jesus give here for trying to love everyone, not just friends and family?

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Matthew 5:44-47
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44But I say to you, Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you: and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you:
45That you may be the children of your Father who is in heaven, who maketh his sun to rise upon the good, and bad, and raineth upon the just and the unjust.
46For if you love them that love you, what reward shall you have? do not even the publicans this?
47And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more? do not also the heathens this?

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