i cannot find the author of this poem, but I want to thank the writer for these thoughts. As we finish out the last few days of this year I can think of no better reminder for us. This is also the perfect focal point for looking into the new year that looms ahead of us.
Love is the only thing that really matters. Nothing else comes close.
If we are able to integrate these thoughts into our resolutions for the upcoming year we can change more lives than we can imagine, starting with our own. Let’s focus on demonstrating more love this coming year.
Let’s love more, care more, and show more compassion for those around us in 2017. Love is the answer. Nothing else matters.
These moving words by Dr. King are timely as we approach a time of massive transition and change in our country. We are called to love one another and to seek justice for all. We cannot allow fear of any measure to keep us from speaking the truth and acting on behalf of those who need our help.
As people of faith we need to be a beacon of hope to all those around us that are being told and being shown that many in our society do not value them, and even hate them. We are also called to love those so fearful that they allow their anger and hatred to lead them to verbal abuse and violence against others.
Jesus calls us to be agents of reconciliation. That means we must care enough to get in the middle and show a more excellent way. We must have the courage to act. We have to demonstrate that peace is possible. The answer isn’t fear, but love.