Monday, June 13, 2016

"I offer a prayer to all whose hearts are grieving because of the senseless killing in the Orlando nightclub, or, for any grief and fear this and other acts of violence brings up within you. " Wendy Silvers
These are the immortal words of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the first volume of his  1963 Social Gospel Strength to Love sermons

The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral,
begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.
Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.
Through violence you may murder the liar,
but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth.
Through violence you may murder the hater,
but you do not murder hate.
In fact, violence merely increases hate.
So it goes.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence,
adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness:
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Please remember that Love always Wins!​

Until next time, know that you are powerful beyond measure and loved beyond description. You are a powerful force for good in the world!