What about the love?

All Inc!’s Berto from the PL1 team has conducted the interview that is hyperlinked at the bottom of this post — dziękuję Berto!

I can perfectly remember this Amy Grant song from 1988. When I first heard it, I was immediately touched by the lyrics in the chorus and the funny thing is that they have kept echoing in my head ever since:

Something’s wrong in heaven tonight
You can almost hear them cry
Angels to the left and the right
Singing “what about the love?” 

The whole text seems to have lost none of its powerful meaning and today it could be even considered more provocative if you tried to see beyond its apparent religious context. The concepts of love and acceptance sound so natural, appearing to be an integral part of the air we breathe, that we too often forget there is still much hatred and rejection — the air continues to be polluted. We are not there yet.

Pursued by my doubts and in search of comfort I turned to a spiritual person I personally know and trust. Unlike most clergymen in Poland, he has the courage to speak up explicitly in the name of the ones who are crucified and judged without love in public, in a European country —an EU member state— which prides itself on being the bulwark of Christendom. This inspiring conversation took place in June 2021 but only recently did I manage to have it properly translated into English. I thought it would be a good idea to share it with you, especially if you sometimes ask yourself the title question What about the love?

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