These Principles and Skills of Loving were written in the 1960s by Jerry Jud, who founded Shalom Mountain Retreat and Study Center in the Catskills of New York State. These few dozen words are a succinct overview of the teachings, stories, and example of Jesus, and since I went on my first retreat at Shalom Mountain, in 1996, I have used them as a guide for becoming an intentionally loving person.
I use the word “becoming” deliberately, for it is a process of continual learning. I continue to take up my bed and walk.
Also helpful to me is the wisdom below, Five Precious Jewels, distilled from a talk by Jerry Jud, on the occasion of his 90th birthday in May, 2009.