Being upset is part of life, but this does not have to diminish it or make us irascible and angry with the world around us. Patient people, instead of reacting, tolerate. The Bible talks about that: tolerate, endure and be patient with each other. We are all part of a collection of crooked trunks where, though we try to hold our heads high, none of us succeed. And that’s okay, because there is beauty in our folds. We must then learn to love without conditions, accepting the twists and knots of the brotherhood of the crooked trunk. But there is a secret: if you don’t feel loved, you can’t love. Love for others does not begin by giving love, but by receiving God’s love. The source is not within you. Let the love of the Lord into your heart and only then will you be able to love.