Quote(s) Of The Week - 1/4/21

“Study the path of others to make your way easier and more abundant. Lean toward the whispers of your own heart, discover the universal truth, and follow its dictates. Know that the truth always leads to love and the perpetuation of peace. Its products are never bitterness and strife. Clothe yourself in the work of love, in the revolutionary work of nonviolent resistance against evil. Anchor the eternity of love in your own soul and embed this planet with goodness. Release the need to hate, to harbor division, and the enticement of revenge. Release all bitterness. Hold only love, only peace in your heart, knowing that the battle of good to overcome evil is already won. Choose confrontation wisely, but when it is your time don’t be afraid to stand up, speak up, and speak out against injustice. And if you follow your truth down the road to peace and the affirmation of love, if you shine like a beacon for all to see, then the poetry of all the great dreamers and philosophers is yours to manifest in a nation, a world community, and a Beloved Community that is finally at peace with itself” 

John Lewis with Brenda Jones, Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America, 2012, p. 208. 

“In it [Franklin Roosevelt] was to say: ‘Today … we must cultivate the science of human relationships — the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together and work together in the same world at peace. To live together and work together. That’s how I see America. That’s how I see the presidency, and that’s how I see the future.”

President-Elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. in a speech this past week on the state of our nation in response to discussions about Republican attempts to undo the Electoral College vote when the votes are presented to Congress.

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