From my Facebook post a year ago right after the nightmare election. I’m actually more hopeful today than I was when I wrote it. Love is the only weapon that we have against hate.
Thankfully, it’s all that we need.
I will continue to work my ass off for the poor, the sick, the homeless, the hungry, the thirsty.
I will continue to attempt to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.
I will continue to fight for the rights of minorities, women, and children.
I will continue to defend the my LGBTQ brothers and sisters against those who attack them in the name of whatever god they believe in.
I will continue to fight for healthcare for everyone regardless of their ability to pay for it because I’m convinced that’s what being pro-life actually means.
I will continue to fight tooth and nail for education for everyone because that, and that alone, is how we can defeat the darkness of ignorance.
I will do my best to make everything I do an act of love, but my primary focus will always be upon the least of these.
I will continue to stand up against hate no matter how powerful those spewing it may be.
I will, as Dylan Thomas wrote in the last century, continue to “rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
I will have faith that humanity won’t give into its bad angels.
I will have hope that together we can make our world a place where I’m not afraid to raise my children.
I will have love because that is the ONLY weapon we have against hate.