Agape is the expression of love born out of respect that someone is worthy of love, for that someone is a child of God.
There is room, not to mention permission and example, in our faith tradition, and in our faith, for anger as an expression of love—love for the other, love for the risked relationship and love for one’s self.
Not only are these notions key for thinking about our most intimate familial and personal relationships (including our relationship with ourselves), but they are also essential as we engage in the political and social upheaval of these days.
There is reason for anger, born out of agape love for the Least of These who are being threatened, and out of agape love for those causing the harm.
This message is an excerpt of “I love you. What were you thinking?” by Anna Madsen in the November 2017 issue of Gather magazine.
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