Category Archives: 30 Days of Love and Reflection

Love – For Reflection

Our 30(ish) Days of Love and Reflection run from MLK Day to Valentine’s Day, so today we end with a quote on love from The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who said: Power without love is reckless and abusive, … Continue reading

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Liberation – For Reflection

Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations since 2007) wrote: Defeating racism, tribalism, intolerance and all forms of discrimination will liberate us all, victim and perpetrator alike. How does the end of discrimination toward people different from yourself help to … Continue reading

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Improving the World – For Reflection

Anne Frank (German-Jewish diarist, 1929-1945), wrote: How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. So often we wait until we have all the answers, or at least more info, before we … Continue reading

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Fire – For Reflection

Frederick Douglass (US abolitionist and journalist, 1817-1895) wrote: For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling in the nation … Continue reading

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Miracles – For Reflection

Thích Nhất Hạnh (Vietnamese Buddhist Monk and Peace Activist) wrote: People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but … Continue reading

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The Last of Human Freedoms – For Reflection

Victor Frankl (Austrian psychiatrist and author, 1905-1997), wrote: We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but … Continue reading

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Act, Write, Speak, Be – For Reflection

Audre Lorde (Caribbean-American writer, womanist, lesbian, and civil rights activist, 1934-1992) wrote: I realize that if I wait until I am no longer afraid to act, write, speak, be, I’ll be sending messages on a ouija board, cryptic complaints from … Continue reading

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