Power of Unconditional Love | Letters

THE EDITOR, Madam:

You may not be perfect, but Jesus thinks you were worth dying for, even though he was perfect himself. Such an expression of affection as manifested by Christ was in fact the birth of a revolution of love, where before the interaction of humans was generally about doing good to those who do good to you since the love naturally begets love (Luke 6:36).

The insurrection of this new definition of love in the world has shifted the mainstream view that was primarily based on favoritism and narrow-minded emotionality. The love of Christ was so radical that he could say “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44). It has become the antidote to social dysfunction, which, if followed even a little, would end revenge and the many grudges and animosities that breed crime and murder.

This would deactivate the “evil spirit” and grudge to a large extent, for you would rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who mourn (Romans 12:15). Such revolutionary love as expressed by Jesus transcends race and nationalism and would neutralize racial tension and polarity. Although he may have been a certain color, his love was never color specific. He paid the same price for each individual he died for – no one better than the other. “For now I truly understand that God is not partial but in every nation, that the man who fears him and does what is right is pleasing to him” (Acts 10:34).

Therefore, an appreciation of the love of Jesus Christ is paramount, especially now during the anniversary and season of the most overwhelming love ever manifested on earth.

HOMER SILVESTRE

Mount Vernon

New York