Reading Anthony DeMello’s contemplation Love One Another, he notes that love has for qualities. The first quality is that love has “indiscriminate character.” He writes:
“Take a look at a rose. Is it possible for the rose to say ‘I shall offer my fragrance to good people and withhold it from bad people?’ Or can you imagine a lamp that withholds its rays from a wicked person who seeks to walk in its light? It could only do that by ceasing to be a lamp. And observe how helplessly and indiscriminately a tree gives its shade to everone, good and bad, young and old, high and low; to animals and humans and every living creature – even to the one who seeks to cut it down.”
It occurs to me that I can of course mount an argument for being discriminate with love, but it seems the white flag is the wiser option.