Reject Hate, Choose Love #PrayForOrlando


How do we battle the debilitating sense of loss, grief, fear, hate, and hopelessness?

The last two days have been brutal… Orlando has been devastated with so much violence and death…first with Christina Grimmie, the with The Pulse shooting.

We have a choice… Really, it’s pretty simple. To battle hate, embrace love. To fight fear, bitterness, intolerance, and bigotry–hold tight to kindness, faith, forgiveness, and patience. Interlace it with understanding.

Hope. Hold on to it. It’s pretty much all we have.

It’s like the Garth Brooks song says… Here are the lyrics I’m choosing to live:

The Change

One hand 

Reaches out 

And pulls a lost soul from harm 

While a thousand more go unspoken for 

They say what good have you done 

By saving just this one 

It’s like whispering a prayer 

In the fury of a storm 
And I hear them saying you’ll never change things 

And no matter what you do it’s still the same thing 

But it’s not the world that I am changing 

I do this so this world will know 

That it will not change me 
This heart 

Still believes 

The love and mercy still exist 

While all the hatred rage and so many say 

That love is all but pointless in madness such as this 

It’s like trying to stop a fire 

With the moisture from a kiss 
And I hear them saying you’ll never change things 

And no matter what you do it’s still the same thing 

But it’s not the world that I am changing 

I do this so this world will know 

That it will not change me 
As long as one heart still holds on 

Then hope is never really gone 
I hear them saying you’ll never change things 

And no matter what you do it’s still the same thing 

But it’s not the world that I am changing 

I do this so this world we know 

Never changes me 
What I do is so 

This world will know 

That it will not change me

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7 thoughts on “Reject Hate, Choose Love #PrayForOrlando

  1. Professor Taboo says:

    It really IS that simple isn’t it Kitt? :/

    I could go into great length about the methodology and psychological pathology of these ‘elitist’ radical groups and their neurologically programmed followers… but I won’t. However, at the risk of obvious oversimplification of a deeply complex mental-health social-health issue, hyper-nationalism and very poor narrow education are the two primary catalyst for deranged behaviour and hate. People ARE NOT just born with this DNA mentality! It is taught by family and community. It can be UNtaught!

    A wonderful post of hope, determination, and simplicity Kitt. ❤

    • Kitt Crescendo says:

      Thanks. The whole world just feels like it’s going crazy lately, and I needed to remind myself of who I am and why I do what I do. I refuse to let the hate and fear in this world steal my joy or ability to love.

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