Friday, May 6, 2011

Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King

Since learning of the killing of Osama bin Laden, I have had conflicted feelings:  I'm glad he's gone, but I am unable to celebrate his death.

I was struggling to put those feelings to words when the following quote was posted on Facebook:


I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives,
but I will not rejoice in the loss of one,
not even an enemy.
Returning 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.

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Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King.     

5 comments:

Debbie said...

He said it well!!!Thank you for sharing.

Brenda said...

Thank you for visiting, Debbie!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Ditto to what Debbie said!

Patience Renzulli said...

Isn't that simply the most perfect quote? Perfect.

Brenda said...

Thanks, Kat and Patience! Dr. King says it all.

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