FRIDAY OF THE FIFTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
BE LOVE DAY
I acknowledge three things:
(1) The violence, oppression, inequity, injustice, and hate in our world has to stop.
(2) I have a responsibility and role to play in creating social change for a more just, humane, equitable, and peaceful world.
(3) The decision is mine whether to do nothing in this moment, or to have the courage to stand up for justice.
And I have made my decision.
Starting today, I make a personal choice to be BE LOVE.
I pledge to allow love to drive my thoughts, words, decisions and actions, and honor the humanity of every individual.
I pledge to speak the truth to power in love.
I pledge to focus on defeating injustice and not destroying the person.
I pledge to support leaders who demonstrate a life of courage, care, and compassion as I boldly confront anything that stands in opposition to love.
By making this pledge, I’m helping to create what Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called The Beloved Community.
-from The King Center