Brian’s Reflection: Friday, April 4, 2008
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
will have the final word in reality. This is why right,
temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
- Martin Luther King, Jr., who was assassinated
on this day 40 years ago.
MLK understood the Gospel and Jesus. God, as I understand God, works on the principle that MLK voices. “The unarmed truth and unconditional love have the final word in reality”. And God will wait forever. Our impatience, our frustration, our anger, our outrage, our rejection - nothing will dissuade God. God will wait.
And why will God wait? Why will God not interfere? Why will God not wave a magic wand and fix it all? Because it is up to us. Only we can be the answer. Only our unarmed truth and unconditional love.
The message is clear.
If we want the World to be different, we must do it. Only so do we become ourselves.