The opposite of love is not hate but indifference.
Meditating on portions of the book of Job has made me see how intimate Job’s relationship with the Lord is. He had the gall to question God and even pour out his anger at what God did to him. Something that God found pleasing and so he reaffirmed Job. Unlike Job’s friends whom God found displeasing for all their empty and indifferent words.
When God throws hurdles in our life, what is our response? Do we become indifferent and carry on as if nothing is happening? Or do we pour out our anguish and grief to God over our situation?
As I read, a marriage where you throw dishes at each other is better than an indifferent marriage where you simply ignore each other and move on to separate bedrooms.
Indeed, the more we hate, the more we love.