Loving other people doesn’t require that they give you permission.
It doesn’t even mean that they will love you back…
Yet, we are to show love to those around us….to show kindness in the face of evil, to lend a helping hand cheerfully when we are able.
We are charged to love even those we deem unlovable, love those we see don’t want love, still we love.
It is easy to look at political parties, religious differences, sexual differences, down to any finite detail of a person….and find a reason not to love.
It isn’t hard to find an excuse not to love.
Yet, we are charged to love this unlovable world.