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Photos of Saturday’s Moral March on Raleigh, part three.
Photos by Lucy Butcher and Kirk Ross.
RT @huffingtonpost: Remembering President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
within the best of us, there is some evil, and within the worst of us, there is some good. when we come to see this, we take a different attitude towards individuals. the person who hates you most has some good in him. even the nation that hates you most has some good in it. even the race that hates you most has some good in it.
and when you come to the point that you look in the face of every man and see deep down within him what religion calls “the image of god,” you begin to love him in spite of. no matter what he does, you see god’s image there. discover the element of good in your enemy.
in the final analysis, love is not this sentimental something that we talk about. it’s not merely an emotional something. love is creative, understanding goodwill for all men. It is the refusal to defeat any individual. when you rise to the level of love, of its great beauty and power, you seek only to defeat evil systems. individuals who happen to be caught up in that system, you love, but you seek to defeat the system.
if you love your enemies, you will discover that at the very root of love is the power of redemption. you just keep loving people and keep loving them, even though they’re mistreating you. just keep being friendly to that person. keep loving them. it’s the only way. love is the only creative, redemptive, transforming power in the universe.
so this morning, as i look into your eyes, and into the eyes of all of my brothers in alabama and all over america and all over the world, i say to you, “i love you. i would rather die than hate you.” and i’m foolish enough to believe that through the power of this love somewhere men of the most recalcitrant bent will be transformed.
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