In Memorium – Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK

My words for meditation today; in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.:

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“As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.”

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“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

-Martin Luther King Jr.

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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4 Comments»

  oakworld wrote @

Reblogged this on OAK.

  Stephanie Jill Rudd wrote @

Inspirational man whose wisdom is always relevant. Love him now as much as I did when he was with us.

  Religion4All wrote @

The Truth in his so many of his words is as evident as any sage, prophet, or guru I know of … a great loss for this world, to be sure.

  heartflow2013 wrote @

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” This one sticks with me… thanks!
tomas


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