"Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor."
Apostle Paul, letter to the Church in Rome
Love One Another (Part One)
In Four Parts
To him who cursed you, spare a smile,
even though your heart is throbbing.
Yes, that person. The one who remarked
about your weaknesses behind your back,
the one who manipulates you
for your kindness, the one who takes joy
in raised voices that leave you crac-
ked and hollow inside. Love one another,
show mercy until they are speechless.
Anyone can hold a grudge;
anyone can be spitfire and angry;
only the strongest of us can react in Love.