The old adage “The road to hell is paved with good intentions” is well-known, but how many ask why? Why should good intentions produce anything but good results? And notice, it’s a road, not a little pathway. And it’s paved, not dirt or gravel. This is a serious warning.
Would you consider a mistake in math an option? Of course not! So with love. Should I love, or should I not? Dumb question. Here are some of the dumb excuses:
1. Can't love unless I am feeling it.
2. I have loved so-and-so many times, but no reciprocation - so forget it!
3. I am not going to love an obnoxious person.
4. I need love far more than he does.
Interesting to note that universal Love is an absolute state, similar to rain and sunshine (Sermon on the Mount) which have no partiality. Our love cannot progress towards universal Love. It is there or it is not. If we exclude from our love those who identify with ISIS, or those who are labeled as Islamophobic, etc. we are outside the realm of universal Love.
Of course, this does not mean we embrace that which is wrong - the sunshine and rain do not embrace poisons or anything for that matter. They just do their thing, as we must see God in everybody and everything. If the appearance is dark, negative, universal Love outshines it. Jesus did not change his tune when his accusers crucified him. Rather, he said "Forgive them, for they know not what they do." - and this enabled his resurrection!
This is what is meant by "Love is the liberator." (S&H) It is the solution to all mankind's problems.
Some of the catch terms of today: open society, inclusiveness, earth-friendly, globalism - are considered inarguably good on their own merit. They take center stage on the political agenda of many. Because they are inarguably good, their pursuit justifies virtually any means, and conferring to a higher intelligence or law is not necessary if not absurd. In this mode of operation, man has, in effect, become God, the All-knowing, All-wise. Oh, and by the way, anyone who questions or resists the inarguable good is considered, in effect, the devil - and this is considered progress, absolutely necessary for the survival of man.