Just because I say ‘love is the answer’ doesn’t mean I’m blind or intolerant to what’s happening here in America.
I am the mother of bi-raical children. I have seen and felt the hatred aimed at people of color. I am bisexual. I have seen and felt the hatred aimed at LGBTQ people. I am a veteran. I have seen and felt the hatred aimed at those in service.
Love is the answer is not saying that any of those feelings – anger, fear, terror or anything else – are invalid. It’s not saying those feelings don’t matter.
It’s saying even though I am afraid; even though I am angry; even though I am anxious, I trust that god has my back. I trust that love knows the way to peace. I trust that by walking in that despite everything else, I CAN effect real, lasting, hopeful, healing change.
Because I KNOW without an ounce of doubt that love can dissolve anything that is not loving. ❤️
I also know it begins with — and within — ME.