I have three young men living in my house. I'm thinking my only real goal is to help all of them walk in love, and in doing so, increase the world's capacity to love.
That the shooters and murderers in our society are so often men tells us something.
We've needed movements rallying around femininity to help us step into new days, into better ways of thinking, and living. Similarly, we need movements rallying around masculinity, but not masculinity as it's traditionally been displayed. Apparently (understatement forthcoming) men are motivated by the myth of redemptive violence. Our only hope is to help young men name those motivations and turn to a deeper, more substantive motivation... love. If you're a male, pushing late 20's, 30's, 40's, and on up you have a responsibility to humanity to get involved in your church, synagogue, mosque, local gym, local school, or wherever... and help younger men pursue self-control. Stop sitting on the sidelines. Influencing a young man in love, toward love is incalculable. And our only hope.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.