Philosophers and songwriters wrestle with understanding the profound depth of love’s meaning to individuals and societies. Perhaps it’s not only to make sure we recognize it, but to replicate it: practice, demand, repeat love in all aspects of daily life.
Why? Beyond mere emotion, it is a way of seeing your neighbor (friend, partner, the other person!) as someone worthy to care for, do good for unselfishly – to stand up for, to protect and defend. This is love-in-action.
When love is lived in the public square of life, it is justice.