As activists challenging this power in its different forms, it is hard not to hate at times. To not be embroiled in anger and sadness. To not lose oneself in the energy of revenge, out of a self-righteous assurance that it is only fair to retaliate with greed, hatred, and delusion when it is greed, hatred, and delusion that drive the institutions that continue to amass wealth for the few on the backs of the many. But when I stay focused on an ethic of love in action I remember that it is the very manifestation of greed and hatred that is the enemy and retaliating in kind makes me no different from these institutions. Love allows me to have power over the oppression and manipulation of these institutions.

Marisela B. Gomez, MD, PhD

Social Justice: Love in Action