America and the world stand at a crossroads between love and hate, democracy and despotism, and some would say, good and evil. Mohandas Gandhi and Cornel West offer reflections on what’s happening to us and how to move forward in a Qanon world.
Loving evil too much to give it up
“Must I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.
— Mohandas Gandhi, NON-VIOLENCE IN PEACE AND WAR (1948), 2.74
A crucial crossroads: Making a positive difference
A Memory of Cornel West
Cornel West’s guest appearance at the Westminster Town Hall Forum in Minneapolis stands apart less for what he said to the crowd than for what he said and to whom he said it before the Forum. At his request, he met each member of the church staff. He greeted each person with the unconditional respect due a human being without regard for role, title, or social standing.
He didn’t save the world that day. He lit up the faces of the strangers he knew were his sisters and brothers.
“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.” ― Mohandas Gandhi
Gordon C. Stewart, author of Be Still! Departure from Collective Madness (2017 Wipf and Stock), Chaska, MN, January 28, 2021.