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Friday, January 30, 2009

All You Need is Love

Time, 2/18/57

This is a simple post to uplift you.

Today, my friend Mark showed me the above
Time magazine cover inscribed by the Reverend Martin Luther King to his late father, Dr. Evans. It was in an envelope including 51 other (mostly) autographed cover pages, including those of Marilyn Monroe, Sergeant Shriver and Lyndon Johnson.

Mr. Evans, the president of a small college and active with the local Boy Scout troop, had a simple and brilliant idea: He wrote to the personalities on the cover of each issue for one year. On behalf of the Scouts, he asked for an autograph for their troop house and advice on how to succeed in life. (Below is a snippet of his solicitation letter.)

Dr. King wrote the following on his cover:

"Love is the highest good in the universe. This principle stands at the center of the cosmos. God is love. He who loves is a participant in the being of God. He who hates does not know God."

Simple, right? I guess there are a whole lot of false Gods out there, or false adherents.

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Anonymous Kootenay said...

Absolutely beautiful - thank you so much for posting this! To me, Dr. King is saying that it doesn't matter what religion you practice or if you practice any at all. If you live in a state of love you live in a state of grace, and if you hate, you burn. Makes perfect sense to this little pagan.

Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 10:47:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...

Yep, that's it, Kootenay. Not one thing in there about any denomination, nothing about Christianity from the Reverened.

Oh that more people could understand his simple message.

Monday, February 2, 2009 at 11:15:00 AM GMT-5  

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