Every morning I read the page under the date indicated in the book, "For the Love of God: Meditations on the Mystic Path."
When I went to January 15th's entry yesterday, I saw this:
"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies...."
"We must work passionately and indefatigably to bridge the gulf between our scientific (and technological) progress and our moral progress..."
"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend...
Darkness cannot drive our darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
"Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals..."
"The principle of nonviolent resistance seeks to reconcile the truths of two opposites: ACQUIESCENCE and VIOLENCE-while avoiding the extremes and immoralities of both...Nonviolence means avoiding not only external violence but also internal violence of the spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him."
Martin Luther King