Here is another inspiring quote from one of the masters, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This was something that he wrote when he was in prison from the non-violent civil disobedience of the Montgomery bus boycott and delivered in another “Love Thy Enemy” service in 1957.
Let us move now from the practical how to the theoretical why: Why should we love our enemies? …
Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, 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. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction. … The chain reaction of evil-Hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars-must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
Once again, thank you Dr. King for leading us towards the light.