SOCIAL JUSTICE & ADVOCACY COLUMN: BUILDING THE BELOVED COMMUNITY
The Power of Love
“I know that all of us are a mixed-up collection of selfish interests and selfless impulses, but I believe most people are fundamentally decent. As folk used to say, ‘There’s a little bit of bad in the best of us and a little bit of good in the worst of us.’ We are complex. But I believe that most of us are capable of kindness and inclined toward altruism if given a chance.
"It has also been said, ‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.’ We need good and kind and decent people to rise up and stand up for that which is loving , that which is kind, that which is compassionate, and that which is just, merciful, and humane. Let no one be deceived: Kindness is not weakness any more than love is a whimsical sentiment.
"Love is powerful, transformative, free, and freeing to all.”
Bishop Michael Curry, Love is the Way