Those Catholic Men, Jason Craig: One of the great errors of today’s sloganeering society is the demand we choose love or hate. Hate is when you don’t accept a person as they are, or something. Love is when you let the person be who they are, or something.
But love and hate are – to borrow another vogue word – binaries. They’re two sides of the same coin. Hate is a by-product of love; it grows because of love. And, yes, violence can grow out of hate. Jesus actually tells us plainly we must hate: “If any man comes to me, without hating his father and mother and wife and children and brethren and sisters, yes, and his own life too, he can be no disciple of mine” (Luke 14:26). Obviously, this is a rhetorical device, because scripture itself confirms these natural loves. Read full article here.