“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality . I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

I’ve been feeling so sad since Wednesday night’s shootings. Maybe using a Dr. King quote seems like a cliche, but it made me feel hopeful even though the horrendous act committed in Charleston seems like such a destruction of that very progress MLK believed in. For a man that had seen so much evil and hate to still trust in a reality of love and brotherhood, is so immensely inspiring. As inspiring as the survivors forgiving a man that has caused so much pain to so many people.

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  1. What a wonderful quote. I really do feel admire those that can forgive. I feel like I’m not a big enough person to be able to forgive a monster like that. Maybe one day I’ll be more evolved, but today it just makes me incredibly angry and at times, hopeless. It’s people like Dr. King and Nelson Mandela that saw/experienced so much evil and still can be so forgiving that is incredibly inspiring!

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