How can someone ever trust in the existence of an unconditional divine
love when most, if not all, of what he or she has experienced is the opposite
of love - fear, hatred, violence, and abuse?
They are not condemned to be victims! There remains within them, hidden as it
may seem, the possibility to choose love. Many people
who have suffered the most horrendous rejections and been subject to the most cruel torture are able to choose love. By choosing love
they become witnesses not only to enormous human resiliency but also to the
divine love that transcends all human loves. Those who choose, even on a small
scale, to love in the midst of hatred and fear are the people who offer true
hope to our world.