To the white supremacist, to the K.K.K., to ISIS, to the Bloods, the Crips, to MS-18, and to anyone filled with hate: I AM SORRY
I am sorry that you hate yourself. I am sorry that you believe that you are less than I am. I am sorry that you believe that you are hated and that you are no good. I am sorry that you think there is something wrong with you. I am sorry that no one ever loved you enough to teach you love. I am sorry that you believe there are people more important than you are, better than you, more accepted than you are, and more beautiful than you. I am sorry that you are in pain and have no clue how to end the pain. I want you to know that you are a great person, a beautiful person. Your life matters and you are very much appreciated.
You may not think so, but I do love you. I am sorry my love was not strong enough to remove the hate within you. I am sorry that I did not love you enough for you to see how great you are, and how much your life does matter. I am sorry if my smile or lack of smile made you believe you were not loved. I am sorry that my loving arms were not warm enough for you to accept the fact that you are loved. I am sorry that the hate you have for yourself is so strong that the pain inside is causing you to hate others. For now on, I pledge, I promise, I vow to love you better. No matter what you have done, said, or try to do, I Love You. No matter how many times you try to rob, steal, or destroy, I promise to love you. No matter how much pain your try to cause me I love you. No matter how many words you try to use to break me, I love you. I will love you to life. I will love you until every bit of hate has been removed from your heart, mind, and soul, until there is enough love surrounding you to fill you up and cause you to see you were always loved and never had a reason to hate yourself and cause so much hate and pain amongst people. No matter how hard you try to break me, shake me, or ache me, I love you. I will NOT use my words to judge you, condemn you, or criticize you. If my words are not sweet, kind, and loving I will keep them to myself. No more venting, no more complaining, no more arguing, no more debating, no more fighting, and no more fussing. When I speak to you, you will hear compliments, thanksgiving, love, joy, peace, and kindness that will cause you to cease your fire and notice the love that is coming your way.
Again, I apologize for not demonstrating true love so that you can see it and experience for yourself so you can see it is better to love than to hate. I will love you and when you are ready for a hug; my arms are open to you. Sorry, white people. I am taking the pledge to love you and am hoping all against hate will take the pledge as well.
To the hateful people: I LOVE YOU, But Jesus loves you more. And there is nothing you can do about it. SHALOM
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