Third Day of Love: WHY Love Your Enemies?

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.


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