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"And I say to you, I have also decided to stick to love. For I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind's problems. And I'm going to talk about it everywhere I go. I know it isn't popular to talk about it in some circles today. I'm not talking about emotional bosh when I talk about love, I'm talking about a strong, demanding love. And I have seen too much hate. I've seen too much hate on the faces of sheriffs in the South. I've seen hate on the faces of too many Klansmen and too many White Citizens Councilors in the South to want to hate myself, because every time I see it, I know that it does something to their faces and their personalities and I say to myself that hate is too great a burden to bear. I have decided to love. If you are seeking the highest good, I think you can find it through love. And the beautiful thing is that we are moving against wrong when we do it, because John was right, God is love. He who hates does not know God, but he who has love has the key that unlocks the door to the meaning of ultimate reality."
I was ready to write about the word I selected for the year, but then realizing it was Martin Luther King Jr. Day I thought he could say it more eloquently than I could. My one little word? Love.
Love. Kind and tender. Fierce and fearless. Love for family, friends, strangers. Let love find a place in me everyday, let me show love everyday, let love find its way in the world.
Sounds a bit...gushy, yes? But it's what is in my heart right now. December was filled with me trying to find a word and the word that kept pressing on my heart was love. Just love.
I am pretty excited to see what happens this year. I'm open and ready for a love-filled year.