The Antidote is Love

Hate is a virus activated by accusation. The more we respond to hate with accusation, the more the virus grows. 

The antidote is love. 

I've read a lot of posts lately that would leave me to believe what the world needs is for me to denounce evil. Here's the problem... in my rush to denounce evil I'm good at missing my own selfish tendencies. 

The antidote is love. 

The world probably won't be saved by another social media post (ha, not even this one). And it definitely won't be saved by posts that recycle hate. We cannot scapegoat all of our problems onto the neo-nazis anymore than they can scapegoat all of their problems onto people of darker skin color. All of us have issues. These issues have existed for a very long time. 

The antidote is love. 

So, yes, by all means, name and uproot the evil! But for every one uprooting, there must be two plantings, because putting something in is harder than taking something out. Reconstruction is harder than deconstruction. Love is harder than accusation. Yes, let's name the evil, but be sure to name ourselves first. 

The antidote is love.