Sometimes it feels like love and politics are like oil and water—they cannot and should not be mixed. But the fact of the matter is that politics are part of life. Especially at this moment in history. And it’s impossible to love if you’re absent altogether.
Love requires that we show up in the hard places. Even when things get dicey. Even when they get political. And when there is conflict of any kind (whether it’s political or physical), love demands that we show up with a completely different agenda than the parties on either side.
Love during conflict means showing up to wage peace where others wage war.