Consider these words from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”


A reading from John 1:3-5 MSG:

Everything was created through him;
    nothing—not one thing!—
    came into being without him.
What came into existence was Life,
    and the Life was Light to live by.
The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness;
     the darkness couldn’t put it out.


Prayer:
God, thank you for your light that cannot be extinguished by darkness. May we live in this Light and carry it into places of darkness that your light of love would drive out hate.