Sunday Inspiration: A Stone of Hope

a stone of hope

We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality,
tied in a single garment of destiny.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
There are some things in our social system
to which all of us ought to be maladjusted.
Hatred and bitterness can never cure the disease of fear,
only love can do that.
We must evolve for all human conflict a method
which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
Before it is too late,
we must narrow the gaping chasm
between our proclamations of peace
and our lowly deeds which precipitate and perpetuate war.
One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal
that we seek but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.
We shall hew of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.


  1. Coelle Baskel on January 15, 2023 at 10:57 am

    Thank you for posting ………..such ‘true thoughts’ …… and words to digest and ponder for sure!!!!

  2. Judy Zell on January 15, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    Still true, and very appropriate!

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