“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
Wise biblical counsel from a Christian leader whose love and light were taken away from us too soon.
“This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5)(ESV).
“Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love” (1 John 4:8)(ESV).
Dr. King knew that only God can ultimately rid the world of darkness and hate. Yet, he also knew that we are made in God’s image and, though fallen creatures, are called by God to be reconciled with him through faith in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ and to reflect, insofar as it is possible, the perfect image of his Son in a dark and hate-filled world.
We are called to participate with God in the restoration.