The love that does not take sides

In recent weeks, it has been difficult not to take sides on war and peace. I've realized, though, that I don't have to pick a side; I don't have to criticize anyone or hate anything. Rather, I can seek out the good in every person, and in every action.

Is this allowing myself to be passive about what's going on? I don't think so. It came to me one morning while praying that my job is simply to love. That means loving those called "enemies" as fully as I love my mother and father. It is not my job to assume that I know better than those making crucial decisions, but rather it's to have unconditional love in my heart for everyone involved in current conflicts.

My prayers for peace
April 14, 2003

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