“I have decided to stick to love; hatred is too great a burden to bear.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

Love is all very well, but can we love Vladimir Putin?

I am often asked this question, and I always give the same response, which is to say we must love Putin in order to transform him and save millions of innocent lives. Only love, I tell people, has the power to transform Putin.

The Sufi poet Rumi wrote:

By love the bitter becomes sweet,
By love copper becomes gold,
By love pain becomes healing.
And to this, I would add:
By love enemies become friends. ...


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