The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s light was snuffed out by an assassin’s bullet 50 years ago today. Yet, his inspiring words live on. These quotes are anchors of wisdom in my life. . .
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 of destruction.
The chain reaction of evil ~
hate begetting hate,
wars producing more wars ~
must be broken,
or we shall be plunged
into the darkness of annihilation.
There comes a time when people get tired of being trampled by oppression. There comes a time when people get tired of being plunged into the abyss of exploitation. Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself. The deep rumbling of discontent that we hear today is the thunder of disinherited masses, rising from dungeons of oppression to the bright hills of freedom.
Only in the darkness
can you see the stars.