Three Quotes for Three Days Challenge / Darkness Cannot Drive Out Darkness

I was selected to do the Three Quote a Day for Three Days Challenge by Charlie over at the Crazy Life blog.

The rules are..

  1. Select one quote a day for three days.
  2. Write a post about the quote telling why you selected it or what it means to you.
  3. Choose 3 bloggers to pass the challenge on to.
  4. Post the link to the blogger who selected you in your post.

Here are my Bloggers for the Challenge

  1. Madness, Sparkle and Creative Flair
  2. I’m No Star Girl
  3. City Without People
  4. A Sheep’s Life

Here is My Quote for the Day…

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

I chose this quote because I have seen it to be true time and time and again. I believe that there are people and organizations claiming to have good intentions that are really working toward their own agenda.

If people have a dark, violent intention then their very proclamation to be doing something “for your own good” is a lie. No matter what schemes they come up with, there can be no benefit to anyone from a person or an organization that had hidden intentions and a hidden agenda.

Groups and people that promote a hate agenda will only bring more darkness into the world for everyone. We must learn to co-exist in peace, although I do not really believe that will ever happen…sadly..

Only true compassion and love can bring light. Hate solves nothing. Hate brings more hate and more fear. More fear brings more misunderstanding and more hate.

The best we can do as individuals is to create out small part of the universe with light and love, reject hate and do your best to surround yourself with supportive, true people.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. nombre de la pluma
    Aug 03, 2015 @ 17:30:13

    I enjoyed reading this. Both King and his father were brilliant, great, kind men. I think it’s sad that more don’t follow their fine examples.

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  2. blahpolar
    Aug 03, 2015 @ 17:58:29

    Great quote, if we lose love and compassion, we lose our humanity.

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  3. citywithoutpeople
    Aug 03, 2015 @ 19:23:00

    Reblogged this on Citywithoutpeople.

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  4. Trackback: Love yourself, you are only human. | Citywithoutpeople
  5. citywithoutpeople
    Aug 03, 2015 @ 21:32:49

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