By Michael W. Raley
Never allow love to leave your heart-
No matter who hurt you,
No matter what is happening in the world,
No matter if hatred surrounds you,
Allow yourself to love and allow others to love you.
God is love and love is our connection to God.
Love connects us as a common humanity,
Which knows no bounds and trancends
The barriers erected by society,
Which divide us and provide the tinder box
For the fires of hatred and rage.
As we begin a new day,
Let us reset our hearts
To love God, ourselves, and each other.