Jesus’ point is that God has a general grace upon all. He loves his enemies and sends good things his way, just like all the “good” people.
Every sin cries out for justice. Like some career criminal, it always sets up a fall-guy. It entraps us in our sin and then cries out against us, “Justice! Justice!” and we are caught red-handed.
A man who condemns, is a man so full of self-righteousness that he is not even able to do one of those requirements, let alone show mercy.
The merciful are blessed, for they will be shown mercy. Matthew 5:7, HCSB I like animals. I don’t love them. … More