From Richard Rohr: (I get an email from him daily and he is one of my most respected mentors of life) "You have to deliberately, consciously choose to love and not hate. Because people haven't been taught that, we have even decent people in our country, in political parties, and even in leadership positions in our churches who are much more at home with hate than they are with love. And, they do not even know it".
Because of the recent election of our new President, I have been sick at heart at the hate espoused during the campaign. What Rohr says helps me to understand a little bit more. But, I am still sick at heart.
Sometimes I have to paint something just to lighten the mood. Here is such a painting: