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Martin Luther King Jr. Got It Right


In the aftermath of the Charlottesville tragedy the clear, articulate voice of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., comes to mind where he echoed Romans 12:9-10:

"Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another."

We can either choose to hate or embrace the way of love. A skilled lawyer once asked Jesus which one is the greatest of all the commandments. In essence Jesus unequivocally said, "Love God supremely and love others unconditionally."

These two are intrinsically related to each other. Without God's love it is difficult to love others consistently and purely; true love for others flows from the unconditional love of God borne out of a relationship with Him. This alone has the power to break the stronghold of hatred in someone's heart.

Martin Luther King Jr. got it right.

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