Love – July 23 2020

Love – July 23 2020

If you have weapons, take them home; if you do not have them, please do not seek to get them. We cannot solve this problem through retaliatory violence. We must meet violence with nonviolence. Remember the words of Jesus: ‘He who lives by the sword will perish by the sword.’ [ ] We must love our white brothers [ ] no matter what they do to us. We must make them know that we love them. Jesus still cries out in words that echo across the centuries: ‘Love your enemies; bless them that curse you; pray for them that despitefully use you.’ This is what we must live by. We must meet hate with love.

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., 

Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story

Love.

 

Love everything. Love everyone.

 

Always.

 

Even those times when it’s the last thing you want to do, when it’s the last thing you think they deserve.

 

Especially those times.

 

All the ego knows is separation and to kill that which threatens it.

 

All the spirit knows is love, to be in the oneness of love.

 

When we choose to love, we are choosing to be of the spirit. We are choosing to shine the light of our awareness on the oneness we share with all others, rather than on the separation.

 

When we choose to love, we bring love to this oneness, to the collective.

 

When the collective is fraught with fear and hatred, only love will calm that fear and hatred. To act out this fear and hatred on another will do nothing but grow the fear and hatred of the collective. 

 

If we want peace, we must bring peace.

 

Only love will bring peace. 

 

The only job we have is to bring love.

 

And if not now, when?

 

The world is dying from lack of love.

 

Days and nights are irresistibly passing.

 

Love.

 

Love everything. Love everyone.

 

Always. 

 

Today I will choose love.

Couple at Triveni Sangham, Kumbh Mela, Uttar Pradesh, India