I've heard this phrase a couple of times lately, and I used to hear it all the time in Bible College. "The Bible says I have to love [so and so], but I don't have to like them!" Hearing it again lately, I got to thinking about it. It seems like a perfect microcosm of Pharisaical thought. The Bible tells you to do one thing, but you miss the point of it and try to find a way to weasel around the language of it. What do we mean by "love" and "like"? I think the person saying this is usually trying to justify feelings of animosity, and a fair rewording could look like, "I can 'love' that person by saying I'll pray for them or their salvation, but I would never be civil to them or invite them over, or yada yada..." So what does "loving" someone but not "liking" them look like? Is it possible? Is it "what Jesus would do"?