Fulfilled in Jesus

Our pilgrimage with our Beloved in Japan -- Yoko & Ramone on the journey with Jesus!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Amen.


"And so I say to you today that I still stand by nonviolence. And I am still convinced that it is the most potent weapon available to the Negro [mankind] in his struggle for justice in this country [earth]. And the other thing is that I am concerned about a better world. I'm concerned about justice. I'm concerned about brotherhood. I'm concerned about truth. And when one is concerned about these, he can never advocate violence. For through violence you may murder a murderer, but you can't murder murder. Through violence you may murder a liar but you can't establish truth. Through violence you may murder a hater, but you can't murder hate. Darkness cannot put out darkness. Only light can do that.

"And I say to you, I have also decided to stick to love. For I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind's problems. And I'm going to talk about it everywhere I go. I know it isn't popular to talk about it in some circles today. I'm not talking about emotional bosh when I talk about love. I'm talking about a strong, demanding love. And I have seen too much hate. I've seen too much hate on the faces of sheriffs in the South. I've seen hate on the faces off too many Klansmen and too many White Citizens Councilors in the South to want to hate myself, because every time I see it, I know that it does something to their faces and their personalities and I say to myself that hate is too great a burden to bear. I have decided to love. If you are seeking the highest good, I think you can find it through love. And the beautiful thing is that we are moving against wrong when we do it, because John was right, God is love. He who hates does not know God, but he who has love has the key that unlocks the door to the meaning of ultimate reality."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.
August 16, 1967 in Atlanta, Georgia



1 Comments:

  • At June 03, 2011 1:07 AM, Blogger Ramone said…

    Another quote:

    "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 murder the hater,
    but you do not murder hate.
    In fact, violence merely increases hate....
    Returning violence for violence multiples 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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