Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. (Martin Luther King, Jr, 20th century civil rights leader)

King’s use of the word “love” certainly is not a reference to either erotic lust or mushy sentimentalism. He’s using it in the biblical sense: acting toward another in his or her best interest. If we were to treat others that way, we could, indeed, provide help to others and even change their attitudes and behavior. Discover those unlike you and seek to do them good.

Jesus: But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you (Luke 6:27-28).