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From Seeds of Hate to the Bonds of Love

I am reminded of something Dr Martin Luther King, jnr said not long before he was assassinated:

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible; but in the end, they always fall. Think of it, ALWAYS.”

“Love suffers long and is kind. Love does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. And now abide faith, hope, love; but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13)

“There is only one thing that has power completely, and that is love. Because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power. Only strive for power, if it is not at the cost of other people. Power corrupts. You first have to be pure and righteous, before one can attain power. I believe that love is a greater force than power.”

– Alan Paton, great South African humanitarian and author of the classic ‘Cry the Beloved Country’

“The measure of love is to love without measure.” ~ Saint Augustine

“When the world is filled with love, people’s hearts are overflowing with hope.” – craig

“YOU be the change you wish to see in others. Then in changing YOUR world you help change THE world… for the better”

“Change can only happen when you (negotiators) are first able to get into the heads, then begin to change the hearts and minds of those who oppose you.”

“Leaders of countries (and the world) must first understand that reconciliation, real genuine reconciliation cannot merely be a ‘feel good’ concept; but will only be achieved by an orderly, perhaps even at times a gradual process of social and economic transformation… steadily and with the right motives, the highest moral will and in a spirit of utmost integrity – one of moving towards the ultimate goal. And only by following this path will eradicate disparities between diverse segments of societies and so ensure a lasting and smooth reconciliation of conflicts around the globe.”

– craig (as inspired by the words of South African,`JD Allende (former Provincial Chairman of the ANC Youth League and NEC member

 

quotes from http://www.peacepursuit.wordpress.com

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