Wonderful Words Wednesday

Yes - another Martin Luther King Jr. quote! This one is probably my all time favorite and it is so true. 

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that." It makes sense. How can you make the world a better place by using darkness to get rid of it? You can't. If you want the world to be a brighter and better place, you have to be brighter than it is now. And no matter what - you cannot let the world put out your light. No matter how dark it is and even if you feel like your light isn't making it any better - you have to keep going. It will make a difference and people will soon follow your lead - lighting their their own candles and helping you get rid of the darkness. 
This part reminds me of a song called 'Go Light Your World' (Which I posted here for Music Monday!)  My favorite lyrics from this song is this: 



"There is a Spirit who brings a fire
Ignites a candle and makes His home
So carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the helpless, confused and torn
Hold out your candle for all to see it 

Take your candle, and go light your world"                                                                                                                                 


So be the Spirit who takes their candles and lights their world. 


"Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." People talk about how they want the world to be more loving, understanding and accepting. And yet they are prejudice against those who are different or don't fit into what they consider to be acceptable. How can you say you are all about love if you are spreading hate with your words and your actions? 


Darkness is anything that is bad. Cruelty, prejudice, suffering, pain... the list goes on. I think Martin Luther King Jr. was making the statement that hate is part of darkness. Light is anything positive. Acceptance, helping, supporting one another, being understanding... the list goes on. Love is a part of light. If you want to get rid of the darkness in this world and the hate in this world, you need to use love and light. You need to use acceptance, support, being understanding and all the other positive ways you can treat people if you want to get rid of darkness and hate. 


Hope and Love,

Becca 

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