Love your enemies;
do good to those who hate you.
This is not an impossible command.
It’s your secret power.
This is what love is: for the other,
not for what you want, or fear, or resent.
(Love is not a payment for services rendered,
even being decent.)
Love is how you stay connected with the world.
Love is the only connection.
This is power that can’t be taken from you.
This is your salvation, your joy.
Only when you are free to love like that
are you truly free.