"To love oppressors in particular,
or sinful human beings in general,
is to have continual hope for them
that they will stop their oppressing and sinning
before they do harm to others and to themselves.
To understand Jesus' death too quickly
as part of a divine plan worked out totally in advance is,
in fact, to give up too quickly on the potential for responsibility
on the part of those who are the most powerful,
or really on the part of any of us."
Cross Currents, 2001.
Thanks to The Text This Week.