“Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
These words of Martin Luther King Jr., reverberated around the world when he first pronounced them. To Martin Luther King Jr., “Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
Are there some people you hate whereas they have done nothing wrong to you? Are there some people you have the impression they hate you whereas you have not done anything wrong to them?
This happens; but it is something to discourage. According to Madeleine L’Engle, “Hate hurts the hater more’n the hated.”
If there is somebody who hates you for nothing, you don’t have to hate them back “because,” says Will Smith, ‘hate in your heart will consume you too.”
Even if you do not agree with somebody, you do not have to hate them. It is possible for those you do not at first like to become your friends later. I have people I did not like at the start or who did not like me at the start, but who are my great friends today.
For an excellent world for everybody to enjoy, we must get rid of hate in our hearts. The world is being destroyed by hate. Because we hate we do outrageous things and find them normal.
Here is a very short poem I have for you on hate:
Do not hate;
That you shall not be hated.
Do not hate;
That hate may not consume you.
C. JoyBell C. has a thought on hate that is excellent for you and I. She says, “If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.’