Martin Luther King wrote, in a 1956 sermon in Montgomery, Alabama, that “love is the most durable power in the world.” He believed in “always avoiding violence.” “If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in your struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.” He advocated for “using only the weapon of love.”
In today’s world, we are constantly bombarded with hateful and angry comments; criticism and judgment. They are being spread in all forms of media and personal conversations. What is legacy we are leaving our children?
If we want peace, we need to be peaceful. If we want love, we need to be loving. If we want change, we need to be the change.
As Mahtma Gandhi said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”