But Love Says…

But love says, “I see your worth. I see your value.” …you can’t love your country without loving your countrymen and women. When we manifest that kind of patriotism, that kind of civic love, that’s when we do things that light up the world, that light up the planet Earth. – Cory Booker, talking with …

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“Action must be inspired by a deep-rooted sense of love”

Huffington Post interviewed two monastics at Plum Village. The message? Acting out of a place of anger does not help. People who are passionate about taking action should learn from the nonviolent approach of Rev. Martin Luther King. When we are at a place of peace and love, we can offer recognition to others, to …

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Having compassion

During the next four years, something will happen that will make Donald Trump look as though he let down the American people. It happened to President Obama, such as Benghazi, the IRS Tea Party investigations, and the NSA surveillance revelations. There have also been senior administration officials who misbehaved in office. Such incidents occur in …

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Love drives out fears

How do we come together, especially after we have disagreed in a non-loving way? We start with Love. Rev. William Barber preaches this message. He speaks out against those who would oppress and invites them to join in a loving fusion coalition. How do we address fear? We start with Love.

How could they vote for…..????

How Could they Vote for...???

Sometimes, in the midst of partisan attacks, you can’t believe that anyone could support the “other” side. How could they support {the other candidate}??? The real question is, have you *really* tried to understand what the “other” side fears? What are their concerns? How have they lost under the present system? There have been many lies …

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Love your neighbor

This is in Leviticus 19:18 and Matthew 22:39. Islam promotes this message in several ways. When we start with love, our problems and differences can be resolved.  

Love your enemies?

How can we love our enemies without becoming enemies ourselves? How so we stand up to hate without becoming haters ourselves? In Luke 6:27-28, Jesus says: “But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.”   …

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