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Pace e Bene – 1 September 2021

September 1, 2021
image and quote courtesy of Pace e Bene

“Let us now move from the political how to the theoretical why: Why should we love our enemies? The first reason is fairly obvious. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. 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. . . . Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies—or else?”—Martin Luther King, Jr.

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