This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good,
falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.

The Way of Love: Evil cannot be overcome by more evil. Evil can only be overcome by good. It is the lesson of the way of love. The contest in the world today is between the old way of attempting to overcome evil with evil, which with modern weapons would lead to complete chaos, and the way of overcoming evil with good, which would lead to a glorious and mature life. 

We need not reach out to tear down that which is evil because nothing which is contrary to Godís laws can endure. All not-good things in the world are transient, containing within themselves the seeds of their own destruction. We can help them to fade away more quickly only insofar as we remain in obedience to Godís law that evil must be overcome with good. Those who create something which is evil in order to overcome something else which is evil only double the evil. 

Godís laws are implemented constantly, for everything out of harmony is on its way out. How can anyone doubt that eventually God will prevail? It is only how soon that is up to us. And with how much violence they will pass away is also up to us. Insofar as we are willing to let them go, there will be less violence ó insofar as we have been able to build the new within the old, there will be less violence; so let us work on that. Let us help the phoenix to rise from the ashes, let us help lay the foundation for a new renaissance, let us help to accelerate the spiritual awakening until it lifts us into the golden age which would come! 

In order to help usher in the golden age we must see the good in people. We must know it is there, no matter how deeply it may be buried. Yes, apathy is there and selfishness is there ó but good is there also. It is not through judgment that the good can be reached, but through love and faith. 

Pure love is a willingness to give, without a thought of receiving anything in return. Love can save the world from nuclear destruction. Love God: turn to God with receptiveness and responsiveness. Love your fellow human beings: turn to them with friendliness and givingness. Make yourself fit to be called a child of God by living the way of love. 

Be a sweet melody in the great orchestration, instead of a discordant note. The medicine this sick world needs is love. Hatred must be replaced by love, and fear by faith that love will prevail. 

A song has this phrase: Love is flowing like a river, flowing out from you and me. Spreading out into the desert, setting all the captives free. Yes, the captives are those who donít know who they are, those who donít know they are Godís children. 

Remember this: Be still and know that I am God. Donít ever forget who you are! You cannot be where God is not. 

We are all of equal worth in the eyes of God, and to all I reach out constantly in thoughts and words and deeds ó with love and good wishes ó with prayers and blessings. This it is to love humanity. However, people are the cells in the body of humanity, and in doing my part in the divine plan I come into contact with a few of these cells. When their lives touch mine, I am always willing and sometimes able to serve them. When I am with someone or in correspondence with someone, I concentrate my love and my good wishes on that particular cell I am touching, and then with my prayers and blessings I leave that cell in Godís hands. This it is to love people. Some love humanity without loving people; some love people without loving humanity. I love both. 

If you really understood everything, all your wrong reactions would turn to compassion. Those who evoke wrong reactions in you are out of harmony, and especially in need of love. Yes, it is most important to be loving. Meet every situation with love, and you will be able to handle it. If someone does the meanest thing to me, I feel the deepest compassion for that person and pray for that person ó I do not hurt myself by a wrong reaction of bitterness or anger. 



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