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strength to love.

Posted on: November 4, 2010

quote from Martin Luther King’s book Strength to Love:

Probably no admonition of Jesus has been more difficult to follow than the command to love our enemies. Some people have sincerely felt that its actual practice is not possible. It is easy, they say, to love those who love you,but how can one love those who openly and insidiously seek to defeat you…?

Far from being the pious injunction of a Utopian dreamer, the command to love one’s enemy is an absolute necessity for our survival. Love even for our enemies is the key to the solution of the problems of our world.Jesus is not an impractical idealist; he is the practical realist…

Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral ofdestruction…

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. We never get rid of an enemy by meeting hate with hate; we get rid of an enemy by getting rid of enmity. By its very nature, hate destroys and tears down; by its very nature, love creates and builds up. Love transforms with redemptive power.

since small, when my mama said, JESUS said love your enemies. i can’t grasp the concept. even now its hard for me to grasp he concept of loving your enemies O.o
but this passage shed some light. so agree with

Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral ofdestruction…

i am a sinner who still try to forgive and ask for forgiveness

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2 Responses to "strength to love."

My mom was once told me, “The acts of to hate and to angry with someone are stupid, it won’t do us any good but make us feel bad and unhappy for a long long time!”

Hehe… my mom is my all time inspiration!

yeah what your mum said is true. yeah right holding grudges increase risk of heart problem too. read it somewhere in what research. hmmm

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