MLK Quote of the Week: Sticking with Love

12/5/2012

 

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."

MLK, Jr.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

MLK, Jr.

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails ... (NIV)"

1 Corinthians 13:4–8a 

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (NIV)"

1 Corinthians 13:13 

"And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. (NIV)"

Colossians 3:14 

"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (NIV)"

1 John 4:8 

The one topic that is addressed in the bible more than any other is Love. Love bears all and love conquers all. The greatest denominator on earth is Love. We all have a need for love.  Contrary to Love is Hate. It has been said that hating someone is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to feel the effects. Love allows us all to connect with the creator in perfect peace. Love heals all wounds, love is the magic elixir that can help sooth any pain, brighten up the cloudiest of days and warm the coldest of rooms. It has been proven that individuals who are not raised in an environment fostered with Love, are not psychologically balanced and healthy individuals. Trying to live without experiencing and exhibiting love is like expecting a plant to live without any sunlight or water. Show me a person who is void of any hope, faith or confidence that they can make it another day, and I’ll show you a person void of Love. There are over 7 billion people in the world. With 7 billion different combinations of experiences, talents, needs and desires. But the one common need we all have is to be loved. A family void of love is not a healthy environment to raise children. A marriage void of love, in unfulfilling as an empty lunch box. A life void of love, is as cold and dark as an empty basement in winter. Don’t underestimate the power of Love in your life and that of others.

 -- Eric Tidwell