Finding “The Strength to Love”: MLK Jr. Day 2018!

One of the most admirable character traits of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is that he was not a hateful or divisive man. He was a man who routinely embraced and expressed love, even when it was not the popular or convenient thing to do. Dr. King was not a man of anger and hate, and I truly admire that.

The person that you become in life is up to you and you alone. Going forward, find “the strength to love.” Resist the urge to hate or be consumed with anger. We honor and celebrate Dr. King by being a loving people, even in the face of hate.

© 2018 annalise fonza, Ph.D.

N/B: Indeed, the use of “Strength to Love,” is an allusion to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 publication, Strength to Love, published by Harper & Row.

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2 thoughts on “Finding “The Strength to Love”: MLK Jr. Day 2018!

  1. Amen!

    *Irene Garrett Watson*

    On Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 10:51 AM, annalisefonza wrote:

    > annalisefonza posted: ” One of the most admirable character traits of Dr. > Martin Luther King Jr. is that he was not a hateful or divisive man. He was > a man who routinely embraced and expressed love, even when it was not the > popular or convenient thing to do. Dr. King was not a” >

    • Thanks Irene! Yes, so be it! And, I have learned (the hard way) being loving doesn’t always mean being “nice.” Sometimes being loving means saying “no,” speaking the truth and even distancing myself from angry, hateful people. To love is to be present. Wholly, to self and to others.

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