>Adding Deeper Darkness to a Night Already Devoid of Stars

>Martin Luther King, Jr.Image via WikipediaAs we reflect on the death of Osama bin Laden, the celebration in the streets, the call of Christ, justice, grace and peace…

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. You may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. You may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate, nor establish love. 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.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?”
1967

HT/Maggi Dawn

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