None of us like to have enemies. We don't need everyone to like us, but we don't want to think someone is our enemy. When I think of having an enemy I think of someone that is antithetically opposed to me, my thoughts, and even my well-being. An enemy is someone that takes delight at our bad luck or demise. Further, I don't want to be an enemy of anyone. I don't want to think of myself as someone that delights at someone else's misfortunes or takes joy in someone else's pain. Friendship is not required of everyone, but I don't want to wish people ill-will either.
Here is Romans 5, Paul makes it clear that we (including me) were enemies of God. We wanted the opposite of what God wanted. We were, as I put it above, antithetically opposed to God and His will for our lives. To put a visual to it, we were walking one way and while God was walking another.
There is good news in Romans 5. Despite being enemies, we are reconciled back (brought back into a healthy relationship with) to God through the death of Christ. There is something important to notice here: we were enemies when we were reconciled! Despite our rebellion against God's plan for us He reconciled us back to Himself. It was 100% His love and His doing to move towards us. This move towards us is amplified even more as we realize that this sets the stage for our own salvation because of this reconciliation to God.
As we go throughout our week let's remember the indisputable truth that God has reconciled us to Himself, even as we were His enemies. Now that we have been reconciled we are His friends and no longer "objects of wrath." Through this friendship we are saved which supplies our life and being.