Since the beginnings of history… traditions, rituals, superstitions and blind faith religions have served as human protections from what are perceived as overwhelming and omnipotent forces in nature.
Mysterious, powerful, dangerous and inexplicable events in peoples’ livesw, were often explained as the curious and inexplicable works of angry and unrelenting gods.
Priests, preachers, rabbis, medicine men or shamans sometimes demanded rude and painful sacrifices.
But history reveals that avoidable suffering is not redemptive. Courage, commitment and community engagement have moved mountains. Proactive love works.
“Love is a weapon of Light, and it has the power to eradicate all forms of darkness. That is the key. When we offer love even to our enemies, we destroy their darkness and hatred… What’s more, we cast out the darkness inside ourselves.”
― Yehuda Berg
‘True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.’
“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”
― Oscar Wilde
Love is a name for what people call God.
“So how does love speak to me?
“Love is the only sane and satisfactory
answer to the problem of human existence.”
“Love takes off masks that we fear
we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”
―James A. Baldwin
“What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.”
“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.”
“Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life, and is prophetic of eternal good.”
“Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.”
“Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries.”
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. “
―Martin Luther King, Jr.
“All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.”
“Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on.”