“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
I’ve always admired Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a clergyman, activist and leader in the civil rights movement in the US. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for combating inequality through nonviolence. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
“Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Have you ever found yourself angry with someone? So angry you are over the top – you might even say you hate them? We all have. Think about how you feel inside when you are in an angry place. Muscles are tight, you are stressed, a scowl on your face, gritting your teeth, and lots of other physical indications that all is not well inside. Many people live in this place a lot. No wonder even medical science now acknowledges stress as a precursor to many diseases. I would add – most. Our bodies feel the burden when we choose angry thoughts – when we choose hate.
“I’ve decided to stick with love.” I wonder if it’s just that simple? A decision – a choice. Not to hate. Just think about that a minute. We are all free to choose. Let’s all simply choose to stick with love. Peace on earth – over night – now that’s magic.