Howard Thurman, Jesus and the Disinherited #12

There must be…something to happen in you as well as in me that will make us want to do this, that will make us will to love, so that that the energy of our spirits can be put at the disposal of the intentions of our heart
Howard Thurman, Jesus and the Disinherited #12
Date: May the 24, 1959
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Love is positive and creative whereas hate is positive and destructive. Love seeks to maintain and further life “at its highest level.” Christianity’s love ethic distinguishes it from other religions. Actions informed and motivated by love are rooted from the center of the human being where the spirit of God dwells within all people. Acting in this sense includes acting toward enemies with love — the concept of passive resistance described and practiced by Gandhi. The resulting act is a spiritual act. Note: this was the final radio broadcast of the Marsh Chapel Sunday Morning service and re-broadcasting of the Sunday evening service.

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