My mother had an expression I heard often as a child: “You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.” As a child, it made no sense to me, for who wants to catch flies anyway? However, as I grew older, it came to make a great deal of sense, although I don’t always heed the wisdom. In 2017, I wrote a post about a man named Daryl Davis , a Black man who reached out to KKK members, who won over people with dialogue, compassion, and understanding rather than fighting hate with hate. This morning, I came across another such story, one of a man filled with hate who learned to love instead, thanks to a group of Muslims in Muncie, Indiana.
A stranger planned to bomb my mosque. He became a member instead.
25 January 2023
Several years ago, an unfamiliar man showed up…
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