“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.” – John 13:34

Much to my chagrin, it’s pretty common for students to ask their teachers the following question: “When am I ever going to use this?” To be fair, there is a nugget of reason behind this question occasionally. I mean, let’s be honest, it isn’t often that life requires us to know Trigonometry or what any of Shakespeare’s monologues meant. That being said, there is a valuable lesson that many of us have ignored on a daily basis. Maybe it’s because it seems unrealistic to love everyone or it’s because we’re just too stubborn to love everyone. If the question is, “When am I ever going to use this?” The answer is “Every day.” If we practice this or at least give it the old college try, then we’ll be leaving the world better off than we found it.

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