It's hard, so very hard..........
I understand the overall precept a lot better and this only makes it harder to take even the first tiny step towards putting a certain part of this into practice. (Other parts I already practice.) And some of it I don't understand at all. It's a matter of faith and trust.
ST. MATTHEW Chapter 5 : 38-48.
King James Version HOLY BIBLE.
" 38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth :
39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil : but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.
41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good for them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you :
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in Heaven : for He make His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect."
"The term perfect-(italicized) was translated from the Greek teleios-(italicized) which means 'complete'...The infinitive form of the verb is teleiono-(italicized), which means 'to reach a distant end, to be fully developed, to consummate or to finish.' Please note that the word does not imply 'freedom from error' ; it implies 'achieving a distant objective'..."
~Russell M. Nelson, quoted from Come, Follow Me Study Guidebook, 2023. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Hard, I tell you. Please note that my use of the word 'hard' never implies an impossibility.
It's 23:41 on the Sabbath here in NZ. I'm going to try and get some sleep now...