Radical Love is going that extra mile when all the sinews in your body are so tensed that they create a resistance against taking that extra mile. Radical love is about persevering when there is no hope in sight. It is about being vulnerable when that is likely to hurt us as hell. Does that make the one who chooses to follow a life of love a softhearted fool? On the contrary, I submit that such a person understands that first and foremost God loved him/her unconditionally and this same God demands, no, requires, that we love unconditionally, even those who make it painful to love them at times.