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Of Light and Love

chasing-star-of-bethlehemLike many others, my emails carry a quote at the bottom. Lately I’ve been using one from a book on Martin Luther King Junior: “A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches”. The quote?

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

It seems self-evident. Just as clear and plain as it did when Jesus came to remind us of it two thousand years ago. Only love can drive out hate. That should be as clear and plain and self-evident as…well, as the nose on your face. Or the wound in a soul weeping for Gilead.

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