Question: How might you love someone you may not necessarily like?
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Transcript of Video:
Someone suggested to me that – as perhaps some Brothers have – that we need to make time to love or make time for love. I immediately felt a bit confused by that. I can understand “Time to work,” “Time to play…” “… to pray.” And “Time to love.” Ok, so where does that fit into the agenda? And what does that look like? And I think, of course, “God is love.” We are enveloped in God’s love all the time, and I think –certainly true for me – I’m largely unconscious of that most of the time. And that “Time to pray,” for example, is an invitation to become conscious of that love, and to try to call our attention back to that many times throughout the day.
Loving others: that’s also what we are commanded to, to love our neighbor as ourselves, to love God. They’re Commandments, and that often strikes me as something that is overlooked. We are commanded to love God. We are commanded to love one another. We don’t have to like it. So what that looks like for me, oftentimes, is that I have to do some intentional things to show love.
-Br. John Braught