Thanks, I Needed That

This from Barack Obama related to the Charlottesville events, quoting Nelson Mandela:

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion.  People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

That was like a breath of fresh air – a simple, irrefutable truth stated plainly to point us toward a light beyond our darkness.  No blame there.  No discussion of statues or flags or who is right or wrong, good or bad.  No polarizing, no ____ bashing, no raising one side up and putting another side down.  The only finger pointing going on there is pointing back to me, to each of us, encouraging us to take a deep breath and remember that love is more natural than, stronger than, hate.

To quote the old V8 commercial: “Thanks, I needed that.”

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