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Monday, January 19, 2004
HAPPY MLK DAY. Here's an excerpt from the late Martin Luther King, JR.


... There’s another reason why you should love your enemies, and that is
because hate distorts the personality of the hater. We usually think of what
hate does for the individual hated or the individuals hated or the groups
hated. But it is even more tragic, it is even more ruinous and injurious to
the individual who hates. You just begin hating somebody, and you will begin
to do irrational things. You can’t see straight when you hate. You can’t
walk straight when you hate. You can’t stand upright. Your vision is
distorted. There is nothing more tragic than to see an individual whose
heart is filled with hate. He comes to the point that he becomes a
pathological case. For the person who hates, you can stand up and see a
person and that person can be beautiful, and you will call them ugly. For
the person who hates, the beautiful becomes ugly and the ugly becomes
beautiful. For the person who hates, the good becomes bad and the bad
becomes good. For the person who hates, the true becomes false and the false
becomes true. That’s what hate does. You can’t see right. The symbol of
objectivity is lost. Hate destroys the very structure of the personality of
the hater. ... --by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (excerpt from sermon
Delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church Montgomery, Alabama, 17 November

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