Amidst all the events regarding the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina I chose these quotes which resonate in my mind. My prayers are with the victim’s families. I hope there they are surrounded with light and the guidance of God and their respective angels. As one of the family members decreed: “Love will win.” Peace to all.

-Gladys Acosta

“Deep peace of the running wave to you,
Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,
Deep peace of the Son of peace to you.”
– Celtic Benediction

“We must accept finite disappointment
but we must never lose infinite hope.”
– Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.

“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela

* And Because I could not stick to just three, here are a few more:

 

“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.” -Maya Angelou

 

“Everything now, we must assume, is in our hands; we have no right to assume otherwise. If we do not falter in our duty now, we may be able, handful that we are, to end the racial nightmare, and achieve our country, and change the history of the world.”                                                          – James Baldwin

 

A candle in the wind

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