Tag Archives: love in action

We are all part of one another.

Howard Thurman in his sermons on Jesus and the Disenfranchised poses an interesting dilemma about valuing country over life. In his words:  “During times of war hatred becomes quite respectable, even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.”  Let us not become haters of one another–haters of our shared humanity– under any guise at… read more

Action as Despair Antidote: Newsletter

US Elections & Loving Action Between the hateful rhetoric, reports of voter fraud and influence of money, it’s not surprising that many of us feel despair, regardless of where we fall on the political spectrum. But despair doesn’t get us anywhere. Taking loving action, together, is our greatest hope. Our most recent newsletter includes our… read more

Love Power: Daily Metta

“Power based on love is a thousand time more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.” ~ Gandhi, CWMG, 26:563 Nonviolence is a science. It is subject to prediction and control, like any natural force.  That we understand it less well than other forces says nothing about the force itself, only… read more

“Nonviolence: more than a word”–Daily Metta

August 11: “Nothing that is violent can be of lasting benefit to mankind [sic].” –Gandhi (Gandhi’s Correspondence with the Government 1942-1944) More times than I can count, I have have been engaged in passionate discussions around replacing the word ‘nonviolence.’ Why should we define ourselves negatively?’ People ask; should we really be talking about a… read more

“Expanding Our Love”–Daily Metta

January 13 “The more we give up our attachment to the physical frame of the person we love, the purer and more expansive our love grows.” –Gandhi (Letter to ashramite Prabhudas, 2-2-18, from Day to Day with Gandhi, vol. 1, p. 21) Another term for nonviolence is love-in-action. It’s not always an apt term, because… read more