Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Baltimore protests and the increasing violence of the past 24 months

The late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. knew a thing or 2 about hate, violence, injustice, protests.
He also knew that Love that can not exist without the transcending peace that surpasses All understanding found only Jesus Christ.
With all that he endured, with the evil he was up against, here are his words:

“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.
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.”

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