“To love our enemies as ourselves is to look upon them with charity and to see that they are driven by the same frailty and inclination to evil that beset us all. Yet we do not easily do this, even though it can be shown from a thousand examples, in history and in our own lives, that those who do not love their enemies as themselves, who do not fight them with forgiveness already in their hearts, are incapable also of loving their neighbors as themselves. The extremist leaders of revolutionary movements seldom love their followers. They may call them their comrades; there is little of the affection in comradeship in them. When the revolution has been won and they sit in the seats of power, they regard their followers with the same bitterness of heart as earlier they regarded their enemies.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are the peacemakers, the Parson [Canterbury Tales] adds in his tale, for they know not evil wrath.”–The Seven Deadly Sins Today,p.99, Henry Fairle