Readings from Winter Concert

Some folks have asked to see the readings we used at the Winter Concert.  Here they are:

“Peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings.” ~ John F. Kennedy

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” ~ Desmond Tutu

“No one is born hating another person because of the color 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

“Power properly understood is nothing but the ability to achieve purpose. It is the strength required to bring about social, political and economic change. … What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Never Give Up.
No matter what is going on
Never give up.
Develop the heart.
Too much energy in your country Is spent developing the mind
Instead of the heart.
Develop the heart.
Be compassionate, Not just to your friends but to everyone.
Work for peace in your heart And in the world.
Work for peace, and I say again,
Never give up.
No matter what is happening,
No matter what is going on around you,
Never give up.” ~ The Dalai Lama

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