Love. It is urgently needed, right now, here in Canada and around the world – in our homes, in sports arenas, in shopping malls, in places of worship, and in our workplaces.
No, I’m not naïve. I’m pretty much a down-to-earth person.
Social media and news streams are constantly informing us of the violence and hatred in our world. And, it’s not contained in just one place. They are spreading everywhere. Violence is now a daily event, and often it impacts large groups of citizens.
In reality, in many ways, violence and hatred anywhere impacts us all everywhere.
Often I hear people saying things like “What’s the use?”
Really? We cannot, must not, give up.
I choose to believe that every one of us can make a difference, a positive difference, in our world; in our homes, our towns and cities, our countries. And, what each of us creates out of small acts of loving kindness in our own circle of influence has a ripple effect on those around us.
What I choose to believe is that every small act of loving kindness that you or I do tips the scales in favour of a better world for us all.
At this special time of year, many people are celebrating with family and friends. Churches, Synagogues, Mosques and Temples are filled with worshippers.
Let us recall that the originators of every religion were in fact simply, and divinely, teachers of Love. Simple. Divine. Love.
A colossal part of love is acceptance. As each of us learns how to accept our own unique and divine humanity, our minds and hearts open to accepting others in the same way.
This is how we can change our world for the better. One simple, kind, and loving step at a time.
I wish you joy, love and peace at this holiday season.
However you celebrate, do it with love.
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Martin Luther King, Jr.