Called to Love/Called to Action

I am called to love my
enemies and I am told
that the dividing wall of

hostility has been broken.
I have to repeat these as
my mantras in order not

to be sucked right into
the very violent cultural
posture I despise, but I

don’t have to stand by
as the “hear no evil, see
no evil, speak no evil”

monkey. I must oppose
peacefully, I must oppose
non-violently, I must

oppose in the love, which
passes understanding,
the ultimate opposition

to evil, that which, in
the eternity of now
converts evil to good

and the cold pincers
of avarice to the warm
hands of compassion.

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