In these turbulent times, we are often challenged to love those people we consider unloveable. I’m always happy when I read suggestions that cast a light on a simple practice that might help to alleviate the difficulty. Here’s what I read this morning that is simple – if not easy – to help me climb out of my negative mindset.
A friend told me that when she tries to love someone with whom she vehemently disagrees, the only thing that works is praying: “Dear God, let this person somehow experience your love.” Picturing them held in God’s love lessens her intense negativity. (Patricia Livingston in Living Faith – Daily Catholic Devotions for 10/12/20).
It can’t hurt. It might help.