It only seems fitting to end the month of ‘love‘ out with some thoughts on the great, late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for after all it is also Black History month.
He said: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Yes, Dr. King hate cannot stop hate. If we all can take a moment to act on that today and every day, the world will be a more loving place to live.
Another great principal to apply to life from Dr. King is this…
“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.”
At the center of nonviolence stands the principle of love. What a great legacy and example Dr. King left for us to follow suit.
“We adopt the means of nonviolence because our end is a community at peace with itself. We will try to persuade with our words, but if our words fail, we will try to persuade with our acts.”
Isn’t that the essence of Christianity?
Others will know we are Christians by our love (John 13.35) and as we live at peace with everyone (Romans 12.18).
MLK’s nonviolent protests surely would have done so much more good had he still been here to continue his peaceful ways.
Let’s apply his principles to our everyday lives so we too can…
and surely the world will be a better place as we strive to love and not hate, be at peace with others, and be the light so the whole world can see what it means to be a Christ follower.
Love is what love does.
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