“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
In the midst of numerous wars, a divided populace, and and seemingly endless government corruption, it is sometimes hard to be optimistic about the guiding spiritual principles of our country. Though highly religious folk have been decrying the moral state of our society for decades, we still seem entirely predisposed to an unflinching zeal for war and a misplaced devotion to profit and creature comforts over compassion and basic care for our fellow man. Nevertheless, though the highest aspirations of our principles have not quite translated to politics yet, we can still find hope in the unyielding freedom to show love to our neighbors and practice a life of nonviolence and community in our everyday practice.
Find peace where you can, and make peace where there is none.