“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The truth expressed in the above quote by Dr. King is something I believe we need to keep in mind as our world changes and progresses. In the age where so much of human activity and communication is happening on social media, it seems many of us have forgotten that real progress comes when we overcome evil with good, rather than repaying unjust and disrespectful behavior with disrespect and harm.
We are one human family, no matter how much we may disagree and view the actions and beliefs of others as dangerous, destructive and to be condemned, we must also remember that we are all in this together. We need each other. We need to be the ones who lead by example and show those without love how to love; without peace and how to be still; without wisdom to learn; without respect to be respectful.