• America,  Black Lives Matter,  Love,  Love your enemies,  Loving the unlovable,  Martin Luther King,  Peace,  Spiritual Challenge

    Loving Our Enemies. What a concept.

    I hate to say it, but our country hasn’t historically been real big on love.  It hasn’t been part of our political or spiritual consciousness to cultivate love, kindness, and compassion.  In fact, many Americans seem to be more excited about our might and strength, our ability to “kick a _ _.”  Our country has a bad case of machismo. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  I often think of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.  When he was rallying the people to fight injustice and racism, he didn’t stir up the flames of anger and hatred by recounting the numbers of lynchings, rapes, or cross-burnings.  Amazingly, he preached…