Love and Light

Someone recently asked me why I often use the 3 word term ‘love and light’, when I comment on other blogs or chat with some friends on social networks. So, here’s the answer.

Love and light

I grew up in a very tough environment, the son of penniless immigrants. I saw people try and fight hate with deeper hate and I saw what happened when good people embraced darkness. By the time I reached 21, I’d already seen many of the kids I grew up with incarcerated, addicted to drugs or dead. These were not bad kids, just kids who made some bad choices.

I’m not capable of explaining why I use the term love and light, as elegantly as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr did. Here’s what Dr. King said:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever challenges you are experiencing today, I wish you love and light!

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