The power of compassion,
the power of forgiveness,
the power of affection,
the power of mindfulness,
the power of now — all make strong.

The weakness of anger,
the weakness of judging others,
the weakness of criticizing,
the weakness of violence,
the weakness of illusion and concepts —
all show fear.

Beings that live in fear are self-destructing.
Beings that are strong live in freedom.

(Rev. Michael S. Melchizedek, 2009)