Four Hundred Texts on Love (Second Century) 6

10.  If there are some men you hate and some you neither love nor hate, and others you love strongly and others again you love but moderately, recognize from this inequality that you are far from perfect love. For perfect love presupposes that you love all men equally.

Of course, this is exactly how I know that I’m still far from the sort of love Jesus commands. It’s hard for me to even imagine what it would be like to love all men equally. So I try to love as best I can and pray for mercy for all the times I don’t love well or at all.

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