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July 16: Day by Day with Father Bill

FRIDAY OF THE FIFTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME
BE LOVE DAY
A Pledge

I acknowledge three things:
(1) The violence, oppression, inequity, injustice, and hate in our world has to stop.
(2) I have a responsibility and role to play in creating social change for a more just, humane, equitable, and peaceful world.
(3) The decision is mine whether to do nothing in this moment, or to have the courage to stand up for justice.

And I have made my decision.
Starting today, I make a personal choice to be BE LOVE.

I pledge to allow love to drive my thoughts, words, decisions and actions, and honor the humanity of every individual.
I pledge to speak the truth to power in love.
I pledge to focus on defeating injustice and not destroying the person.
I pledge to support leaders who demonstrate a life of courage, care, and compassion as I boldly confront anything that stands in opposition to love. 
By making this pledge, I’m helping to create what Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called The Beloved Community.

-from The King Center
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