Monday, January 21, 2013
I love this quote from Martin Luther King Jr. Sometimes it feels like there is no love or beauty left--only anger, suspicion, and hate towards those that are different than us. Does difference in custom, lifestyle, religion, political stance, or race make it ok to hate? I want to teach my children that every time they see hate in the world they must redouble their efforts to bring love and light into it; for each act of anger or contention they must reach out in acceptance.
I'm grateful for Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, Mahatma Gandhi, Connie Ten Boom and other leaders who were not afraid to stand up for love and light no matter what. I hope I can emulate them and teach my children by example what it means to love others.