“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy.” — Thomas Merton

There is only one question that the heart must answer. The head will attempt to offer a number of reasons, rationalizations, defenses, and distractions each intended to keep us from answering the one and true question: “Why not love?” Ultimately, the only reasons we do not love are 1. Fear 2. Pain 3. Selfishness. Who among us is not worthy of love? What person has crossed the line, what person is so far gone, or what person is so “evil” that they do not deserve love?

Anger is always a secondary emotion. We always feel another emotion before anger, i.e. fear, pain, hurt, frustration, impatience, etc. The opposite of anger is compassion. The opposite of fear is emptiness of expectation. The opposite of pain is forgiveness. The opposite of selfishness is selflessness/charity.
The fundamental fabric of the universe is love. Each choice in every moment of our lives is either in accordance with love…or against it. Choose love—and know peace.
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