Love Is Indiscriminate

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”  John 15:12

Anthony DeMello writes in The Way To Love of the three characteristics of love – love is indiscriminate, gracious, and not self-conscious.

Love is indiscriminate.  Think, DeMello implores us, of the rose, the light, and the tree.  The rose offers its fragrance to anyone, not to only those it deems “good” or “worthy,” but to all.  The light does not illuminate for the good only.  The tree offers its shade to all comers.  “Observe the marvelous change that comes over you the moment you stop seeing people as good and bad….  To see this is to acquire the indiscriminate quality one so admires in the rose, the lamp, and the tree.”

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