Can a single drop of rain, wear down a mountain?
Will a grain of sand stop a flood?
Does a single battle win a war?
Do you only have to brush your teeth once in your lifetime?
How about painting your house just one time during its life?
Will you own only one pair of shoes?
One pair of pants?
One pair of socks?
How long does it take for some people to be free?
How long will it be until some people stop believing they have a right to kill?
When will the day arrive when tyrants in the world, in your neighborhood, in your home stop destroying lives?
What hour will it be when a person can walk in their community free of fear?
How much time does it take to heal the broken?
To bring hope to the hopeless?
To love the loveless?
To break the illusion?
If you are reading this, you are in a war that has been going on since humans first gathered together.
As long as we still are human, this war will continue indefinitely into the future.
It is a war between those who hate and those who love.
It is a conflict that will have no end.
It is what humans like Gandhi, Malcolm, Sakharov, Mandela, Malala, Orwell, Keller, and King called the struggle.
The impossible struggle will not be over in a day.
Or a week.
Or a year.
Or a lifetime.
Or solved by one candidate.
The impossible struggle…
It is the act itself, the struggle, against impossible odds, which is the victory for love.
Evil cannot win unless good does nothing.
Brotherhood is a relationship.
And just like any relationship you need to communicate.
You need to give flowers.
You need to share meals.
You need to participate in the good times and be there in the times of grief.
Dropping a coin in a charity bucket doesn't get the world to the promised land.
The struggle is a daily grind for those who follow the light of love.
You get up each day and struggle.
You go through your day and struggle.
You go to bed and rest your head upon the struggle only to get up the next to do it again.
The haters will not stop hating.
Neither will Love stop loving.
Our strength is not in some decisive battle that will win the war against man's inhumanity.
No, our strength is like that single drop of rain.
That single drop joins other drops and forms fellowships, communities, organizations.
Those drops turn into a river.
A river that cuts its way through the mountain of fear and hate.
It broadens and picks up those in lifeboats.
It rescues those that are adrift in the waters.
It rushes past the obstacles to man's folly and ignorance and soon joins up with the sea.
The dark, brooding mountains of hate and regret left behind.
That drop of rain and countless others have formed a sea of light and of love.
A place where you and I can rest on the shore of a brotherhood of man.