In the coming days, basic human decency will become a rare commodity.
Elevate love and compassion above all else.
In the coming days, the divides between us will widen and deepen.
Run to love your enemies.
In the coming days, the oppressed and the “other” will be even more persecuted.
Stand between them and the sword.
When you feel crushed, lift up your eyes.
When you feel hopeless, reach deeper for strength.
When you feel hurt, become even more vulnerable.
This is the paradox we face:
How can we abolish hate, and still love our enemies?
How can we reach across the divide, while refusing to tolerate evil?
How can we lay down our lives, but still defend our brothers and sisters with tooth and nail, fighting against the darkness until the bitter end?
Search inside and out.
Ask the hard questions.