The path of forgiveness, tolerance, love, compassion and grace never ends. This is the challenge. Once you are called to forgive you will be challenged to forgive more. Once you accept, tolerate, feel compassion for and extend grace to others – you will be challenged to do more.
Not so with hate. Hate is the period at the end of a sentence. There is no more…hate consumes all and is consummate in the moment it is engaged. This is why it is easier to hate than to love. There is no work or challenge in hate. Love requires engagement, hate requires nothing, not even an object…hate is self-sustaining.
So why love? Love feeds the source and the object. Hate consumes the one it exists within like a fire that cannot be quenched until only a vacuum is left, void of all including self.