Let us hope and pray that this comes true…..The question remains how we can best utilize this opportunity. In the 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous speeches, there still remain all too many weed seeds of hatred, most of the most persistent ones in the Middle East.
I propose tracing our common spiritual roots deeper than ever before. Fifty years ago, Dr. King reminded us all that hatred cannot be combatted with hatred, only with love. The weed seeds of hatred in the Middle East are deeper and more virulent. After spending ten years of relating the deepest roots of Kabbalah with the cultural, historical, and ecological roots of gardening, recorded in “Sät die Blumen des Friedens”, such a deeply rooted solution is now “at hand”.
Weed Out Hate is the kind of positive symbol that can break through the layers of hatred. The concept is simple. Calling upon all the children to root out weeds, every time instincts would call for violence.
Children all over the world, millions of them, perhaps even billions rallying behind this simple but powerful symbol. This begs the question as to what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have said, had he lived to weed out hate and sow the seeds of peace today.