"Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you." (NASB)
STRONGS HEBREW/GREEK ORIGINS
"Bless (eulogeo: praise, celebrate with praises, invoke blessings upon) those who curse (kataraomai: doom, imprecate evil upon) you, pray for those who mistreat (epereazo: despitefully use, falsely accuse, insult, treat abusively, use despitefully, revile, threaten) you."
Praise and call down blessings upon those who wish evil upon you. Pray for those who falsely accuse and despise you.
Now here's an easy task, right? I don't think so either. Only when we learn that this is all temporal and our reputations mean nothing will this ever be possible. Today, instead of avoiding people and circumstances that you know cause conflict or trouble, run straight for them and let the love of Christ shine through! Our identity must reside in Jesus alone!