Darkness can not drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Martin Luther King Jr.
My soul has been SHOOK BEYOND MEASURE. My heart and prayers are going out to all the victims and loved ones of the Pulse Nightclub Massacre!!! I’m pleading to YOU please please PLEASE LOVE EACH OTHER MORE!!! NOW MORE THAN EVER WE NEED TO UNITE!!! As a community, as a people, we have to LOVE each other better. It could have been any of us, anywhere, at anytime! My heart is very heavy this morning and, whatever or whoever you believe in, please send Love & Light to the innocent souls that we have lost and those that were left here to grieve! I LOVE YOU ALL!!!
Latrice Royale INC
VIDEO – James Corden, the host of Sunday night’s Tony Awards ceremony, delivered a short message that touched on the massacre in Orlando. Here are his opening remarks.
Signs of the Times
From the October 3, 1931 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
The “world” as we know it to-day is different in many respects from that which confronted and opposed the early Christians. As a recent writer has said: “Christ [Jesus] was done to death not by the lusts of men or by any of their private sins, but by their self-centered class and race prejudices, and their perverted religious and political ideas. The people were the slaves of their own crude religious nationalism.”
Christian history is full of instances of men and women in various walks of life who through faith “subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, . . . out of weakness were made strong,” and “turned to flight the armies of the aliens.” Nor is this conquering faith without its examples in our own time. In the realm of discovery Sir Ernest Shackleton has given a wonderful testimony of the sustaining power of an unseen presence amid the solitudes of Antarctica. In the realm of philanthropy George Muller and Dr. Barnado have exhibited and illustrated the power of faith to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and care for the destitute. Christian missions, too, have their heroes and heroines who have “overcome” the love of home, of family and friends, and gone out to bring light and comfort and hope to those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death. Statesmanship has been enriched and ennobled by those who have walked in the light that never was on sea or shore; and in every sphere of life the power of an unseen presence and the sense of eternal realities have made “the weak things of the world to confound” the mighty, and the “things which are not, to bring to nought things that are.”
- Photo Above – American flags at the White House, across Washington, and on federal and military properties and vessels around the world will be flown at half-staff until June 16 at sunset.
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Photo – A makeshift memorial with flowers and handprints rests in a parking lot near the Pulse nightclub