Friday, August 28, 2009

con amor

Something to think about...

What causes hate? Why do we hate? Hate involves feeling passionately about something; can we not use this same passion to discover, create, to love?

A powerful excerpt from Mike Ramsdell, the director of the film Anatomy of Hate: A Dialogue for Hope:

"However, in this 'human' process, I also found hope. Hope that if man creates hate, he can also un-create it. And indeed I met some amazing people doing just that – overcoming their cultural software to reach across 'enemy lines' and humanize the de-humanized. To meet people like this is to realize that just as the bad choices are founded on human behaviors, so are the good. And to me, that is hopeful. More than anything, I believe, it is dialogue that will move us past the barriers of fear, cultural conditioning, and stereotype thinking – into an understanding aligned with the eternal truth that we are all one. It is my highest vision that this film, and it’s core concepts, will serve as a catalyst for that dialogue. Nothing can change without understanding. Nothing will change without hope."

We need to glorify our Maker, and in Him we will find peace. "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express." -Romans 8:26

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