Humankind. Be both.

humankindIn the midst of the sorrow and disbelief of these past days in Sydney, a stunningly simple image popped up in my Facebook feed. I thank its creator for the sentiment, and for the inspiration for both this blog post’s title and a reminder that we must never fall prey to the irrationality that can stem from fear.

“God enjoins justice, kindness, and charity to one’s kindred, and forbids indecency, abomination, and oppression. He admonishes you so that you may take heed.” Qur’an 16.90

“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts.” Marianne Williamson 

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