MLK Wisdom and A Prayer From Francis of Assisi

Like cockroaches coming out of the woodwork, an infestation of hatred is multiplying and invading contemporary society. I should say, it is appearing out of the darkness behind the woodwork of society.

Notice how shining a bright light on those disgusting insects sends them scurrying back into the darkness. That’s how it is when the pure, cleansing, light of love sends hate back to its dark source – the enemy of our souls who thrives in evil darkness. Hate is destructive, yet enticing. What a great tool for him who seeks to kill our spirits.
How do we fight it?
Hate back?
Fight darkness with darkness;
trade evil for evil?

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
~Dr. Martin Luther King

No, he is right,
We must end darkness,
But who has the light? 
Who can take away the place
Where hate lives,
Where evil hides?
Who has the power,
Who has the light?
Well, the one in the mirror,
The one facing me!
Yes, you,
If you would be free,

Pray this prayer
Of the man from Assisi:

Dear God, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master,
Grant that I not so much seek to be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

~ Prayer of St Francis.

Born to eternal life through Emmanuel and Savior!
The dark one cannot abide this Light. 
See?!
He flees!

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol Ann Hoel
    Jan 16, 2017 @ 20:44:52

    Thank you for the message that love triumphs over hatred, that light dispels darkness. Blessings to you, gloryteller.

    • Gloryteller
      Jan 27, 2017 @ 16:47:33

      Carol Ann! It is great to “see” and “hear” from you! You always say so much in your one-liners!
      I need to spend more time in your blog, enjoying your adventures and learning how to travel in an RV.
      Thinking about a Class B. ”
      Of late, I have been missing your brilliant poetry and Biblical articles.
      Any chance of revisiting those special gifts?
      (Okay, I went back a ways in your blog and found lots of the writing I was looking for – good stuff! Thanks!)
      Blessings back to you, CAH!

    • Carol Ann Hoel
      Jan 27, 2017 @ 20:28:53

      I am replying to your reply. It has been a while since I’ve written poetry. I can explain this only by saying that pain drew the words of adoration for the Lord from my heart.The Lord has lifted me out of pain and given me His safety and comfort. My life is full and overflowing with blessing. I continue to learn and experience healing and the power the Lord gives us to say what we desire, believe Him for it, and receive it. Mark 11:23-24. His finished work at Calvary accomplished everything we ever need, righteousness, provision, healing. Jesus is the answer. He is the prize. His love embraces us all. Blessings to you, Len…

    • Gloryteller
      Jan 28, 2017 @ 15:26:09

      Knowing a little about that, I gathered that had happened, but He is still very present throughout your work. The good news is obvious and condensed in the above paragraph! Thanks, Sister CAH! Blessings upon you always.

  2. ronald long
    Jan 18, 2017 @ 00:08:08

    The song “Hit the Road Jack” by Ray Charles comes to mind as I read this. One day it will be final and he (Satan) will no longer have any way to harass us again but till then we all cling to the coattails of Christ and plead His blood. Have a bless new year and write on ……ron  I once read that “we read to know we are not alone.” I would add I suspect that writers may “write for fear they not be forgotten”. To a great extent I read and write for both reasons.  ….ron long

  3. Juli
    Jan 25, 2017 @ 10:02:19

    Lenn!! i would like to hug you for those words!!! but i’m toooooooo far away….
    Juli

    • Gloryteller
      Jan 25, 2017 @ 11:15:49

      Meine liebe “Schwester”,Juli! Thank you for visiting here to read my words! I will settle for a virtual hug. Send it right now! May God bless you and all the ones you love! Len

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