Friday, July 8, 2016
DAYBREAK IN...the world
"Daybreak of Peace" by Martin Luther King Jr.
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight
of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality."
"...nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral question of our time
...nonviolence is not sterile passivity, but a powerful moral force which makes for
"Sooner or later all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live
together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into
a creative psalm of brotherhood
...which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love."
"I refuse...a militaristic stairway into the hell...I believe that unarmed truth
and unconditional love will have the final word in reality."
"I refuse to accept despair as the final response to the ambiguities of history.
I refuse to accept the idea that the "isness" of man's present nature
makes him morally incapable of reaching up for the eternal "oughtness"
that forever confronts him."
"I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsom and jetsom
in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events
which surround him."
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind
is so tragically bound to the starless midnight
of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace
and brotherhood can never become a reality."
--Martin Luther King Jr.
Copyright © The Nobel Foundation 1964
every human is of inherent worth, is utterly unique, is so valuable!
We need to oppose those in Christianity, Islam, and other ideologies which demean, oppress, and harm others.
We need to reach out to those who are misguided, troubled, deceived...
Live in the Light,