Unity

I am not sure where you stand, what your political party is or what your beliefs hold. What I do know is that it is easy  to be ignorant, to fall into peer pressure, and to be afraid of the unknown. No one, and I mean no one, should hold any form of hate or prejudice. Granted it might be easier said than done, & with what has been unfolding on the news, its understandable to be frightened and make hasty judgements. Just remember kindness goes a long way. With that, I stumbled upon this video that made an impression on me. When you take a chance to see the other side of things, it makes you more aware. Bare in mind that love without justice is not love at all.

"So far as ye are able, ignite a candle of love in every meeting, and with tenderness rejoice and cheer ye every heart. Care for the stranger as for one of your own; show to alien souls the same loving kindness ye bestow upon your faithful friends. Should any come to blows with you, seek to be friends with him; should any stab you to the heart, be ye a healing salve unto his sores; should any taunt and mock at you, meet him with love. Should any heap his blame upon you, praise ye him; should he offer you a deadly poison, give him the choicest honey in exchange; and should he threaten your life, grant him a remedy that will heal him evermore. Should he be pain itself, be ye his medicine; should he be thorns, be ye his roses and sweet herbs. Perchance such ways and words from you will make this darksome world turn bright at last; will make this dusty earth turn heavenly, this devilish prison place become a royal palace of the Lord—so that war and strife will pass and be no more, and love and trust will pitch their tents on the summits of the world."- Abdu’l-Bahá

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." - Buddha

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." - Gandhi