“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence and toughness multiples toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

My heart grieves for yet another battle we have lost in our active destruction of our morality.  As a nation, we have done the greatest disservice we can do to ourselves… teach our next generations that it is acceptable and right to revel in vengeance.  I do not mourn for Osama bin Laden, I mourn for our understanding of righteousness.

“We proclaim how precious each life is to God and should be to us. On the other hand, when it is the enemy that shrieks to heaven with his flesh in flames, we do not weep, we are not shamed; we call for more.”—-Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel