Resist not evil

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall, always.-Mahatma Gandhi

Gospel living can seem quaint, idealistic and naive. This is one of my favorite quotes by the Mahatma because it speaks truth and when I despair at times that all is spinning out of control I try to remember this sage advice. My mother used to tell me, “kill them with kindness.” She was right. I hope she reads this blog someday. What seems like the way of weakness is paradoxically the way of strength. In St. Matthew’s Gospel there is a quote I was thinking on yesterday, “resist not evil.” That’s a radical idea. You won’t hear that kind of thinking in any pop culture or popular wisdom. I’ll write more later. Peace.