Hearts, Part IX
When I got up this morning, Melissa had already taken care of me. <3
Sherman Alexie’s “Hymn”
I will sing for people who might not sing for me.I will sing for people who are not my family. I will sing honor songs for the unfamiliar and new.I will visit a different church and pray in a different pew. I will silently sit and carefully listen to new storiesAbout other people’s tragedies and…
The foundation is love
Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Right is stronger
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Love conquers fear
Love conquers fear — fixed it. ;-)
Us vs. Them
They are different— races, colors, religions, national origins, ages, sexes, orientations.—To be feared. We are different— races, colors, religions, national origins, ages, sexes, orientations.—To be loved. A shift in pronoun makes all the difference — changing perspective, converting the other to us. Instead of they being someone to be judged and feared, we are to be accepted and loved.
Stand with Love
Hat tip: Nicholas Church.
New Year’s Prayer
“May mercy, peace, and love be lavished on you!” Jude 1:2 (NET)
Eleanor Roosevelt on maturity
A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in…