When we see our rights being violated with arrogance, this triggers a very deep reaction in us which is not measured by the value of what we have visibly lost or suffered. We perceive insults as a denial of who and what we are as persons, and feel that if we tolerate them we are accepting being seen as nobodies. In order to accept the nonviolence of Jesus we have to come to terms with the foolishness of the cross. If we endure evil and love back, then nothing we endure with love can make us losers.
NO POWER BUT LOVE
Rev. David Knight, PhD (Moral Theology, Catholic University), 60 years a Catholic priest, author of forty books on Catholic Faith and teaching. For further biographical information see, https://cdom.org/father-david-buell-maria-knight-obituary/
God is pleased with nothing but love.
One act of pure love is more precious in the eyes of God
and of the soul, and more profitable to the Church,
than all the good works together,
though it may seem as nothing.”
– St. John of the Cross