Sharings and reflections by Sr. Ellie Finlay of St. John's Center for Spiritual Formation
In this worldHate never yet dispelled hate.Only love dispels hate.This is the law,Ancient and inexhaustible.
-- the historic Buddha
It helps me to try to remain mindful that all love comes from God, that there is no love absent God.The mention of "hate" also brings to mind how jarring it can be when we encounter this word in Scripture, e.g Ps 139 v. 21 or Rom 12:9 (NAB).
Yes, Clarence. It is a jarring word. Maybe that's why we need to encounter it occasionally.
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