One of the greatest aspirations in life is to love the ones that no one loves. The drunks, the addicted, the prideful and arrogant, the unpleasant and impolite, the unreasonable, the unattractive, the unusual, the terribly awkward, the abused, the abusive, the hateful, the intolerable, the hopeless.
To love them with passion and enthusiasm. To long to see them. To long to know them, to serve them, to defend them, to share with them, to grow with them, to enjoy them.
This is the power of God at work: unconditional love. And there is nothing that is more Christ-like. What worth is anything that we accomplish in life, if we do not accomplish this?