We Can Be Taught to Love

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. — Nelson Mandela [1]

Mandela specifically names the color of skin, background, and religion, but the words above apply to all the divisions that face us. God made us for love and not for hate.


[1] Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela (Boston: Back Bay Books, 1995), 622.