The world against me rages, its fury I disdain;
Though bitter war it wages, its work is all in vain.
My heart from care is free, no trouble troubles me.
Misfortune now is play, and night is bright as day.

--Awake, My Heart, with Gladness (Auf, Auf, Mein Herz, mit Freuden), Paul Gerhardt

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Loving your enemies (?) in practice

 “…but can I have a friendly cup of coffee with a neighbor whom I consider to be a murderer or a pervert or an advocate of murder or perversion?”

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