Posts Tagged ‘Martin Luther King Jr’

Once again this week, we’ve seen many killed in America by someone who decided to use guns they owned to needlessly kill others.

No wonder we find ourselves asking again, “where is love?”

Love is the only force capable of turning an enemy into a friend. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

With all that’s going on in the world it can be hard to believe sometimes that love can overcome evil. But if we believe in God, and believe in Jesus, we must believe God’s love can overcome the evil in this world.

This quote from Martin Luther King Jr could not be more applicable than in these days where darkness and evil seem to be more prevalent in our world.

Do not let evil defeat you, but defeat evil by doing good. ~ Romans 12:21 (New Century Version)

It’s down to us then! We must show love where there is hatred; love where there is despair; love where there is darkness.

strengthThe ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Such true words from such a great man – Yes, when things are going well for us there’s no challenge to our coping mechanisms, however when we come up against difficulties in life, that’s when our coping mechanisms are tested to the full, as is our faith.

How do you cope when you face challenges in life? Do you cope when you face challenges?

I hope and pray that whether you are going through days of great happiness, or more challenging days where you are facing many troubles, your faith in God remains strong.

If you are kind people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Be kind anyway ~ Mother Teresa

It’s true, some people will always question your motives when you show kindness. It’s a sad indication of the society we live in these days – no-one believes people may just want to show kindness, without needing or wanting anything in return.

Kindness is something we are all capable of giving, but so many choose not to share their kindness with others.

It costs us nothing to show a little kindness to another human, so make it your aim for this coming week to be kind to everyone who meet – it won’t hurt you, but it may stop some else from hurting quite so much when they realise someone cares!