Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.
I am a fan and admirer of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. His sermons and speeches arouse hope and a passion for justice in my heart. But honestly, there is one quotation of his that just bugs the heck out of me.
The quote is: “Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.”
Yes… it is a powerful quote.
Yes, it hits the proverbial nail on the head.
Yes, it speaks Truth with a capital “T” and shines a righteous light squarely where it needs to shine.
So what’s my problem with it?
Actually, I love this quote. But I say that it bugs me because it convicts me and makes me squirm in my seat every time I hear it.
This quote throws cold water on my knee-jerk impulse to post negative, snarky Facebook comments about national and world events.
It makes me look into…
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