2 Corinthians 4: 6-15; St. Matthew 22: 35-46.
We have power, but lack discernment. Seeing things clearly cannot be achieved through even the most objective scientific analysis. The problem is found in the etymology of the very word "objective". When we objectify things, we remove them from their context and connections. While this allows us to manipulate them according to our pleasure, it cannot help but contribute to the world's groaning. The context is the Logos and it connects and sustains all things. Knowing this allows us to experience the world as it is: full of majesty, grace, and glory. Joyfully loving our enemy comes naturally when we see and live in the world as it really is. Denying this makes hating even our comrades come naturally. Which world do you want to live in? Listen as Fr. Anthony offers a meditation on Love.