This step reminds us to love others, including our enemies and opponents, even when we are anxious, afraid, or being treated badly. How do we do it? By treating them like we would like to be treated. By thinking of their interests as well as our own (Philippians 2:2).
We might read I Corinthians 13, St. Paul’s classic words about the nature of love. Our aim is to orient our hearts and minds for living out the commandment to love our neighbor even before we engage in any conversation with others.
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