[saymaListserv] A Message of Peace

Janet Minshall jhminshall at mindspring.com
Wed Sep 12 18:42:45 JEST 2001

Dear Friends, I received this from a member of the Jewish Friends 
list and thought it might help us all.  Love, Janet

The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral,
begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing
evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you
cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you
murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely
increases hate...Returning violence for violence multiples violence,
adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness
cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out
hate: Only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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