I have seen hatred, I have seen faces without hope, I have seen suffering and have lived in the same world you live in in these dark days. But, I agree with the good doctor, “hate is too great a burden to bear.” Carrie Fisher had a line that said, “Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” Even the Bible states, ‘you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.’
So we are to endure, not hate. Just as Dr. King preached half a century ago. I am afraid it is darker now than it even was then, so every spark of hope you can muster is seen in this dark night, bright as day.
I admire Dr. King and have read and listened to all his sermons I could find online and at the public library. I believe whole-heartedly in his message of love and perseverance. What choice are we given at this point?
He calls love a “creative force.” I love that very much. Love is playful, like creativity and love is strong, like a force. For me, love is light, fire and warmth.
Sadly, it says, ‘Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.’ I have found this to be heartbreakingly true. The cold, sterile politeness is there, but it is lacking in any genuine warmth. And I need warmth as I need the sun. I am a Child of Light.
‘You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.’
I do not belong to the darkness. It may encompass all around me but it will not overcome me. And I have faith as sure as the sun is shining behind the storm clouds.