Our ability to love
I just came across this post entitled “40 of the Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken” and they are powerful indeed. Some are the photos you’d expect, John Kennedy Jr. saluting his father’s casket or the man in front of the tanks in Tiananmen Square.
But most I had never seen. I was captivated by the thought that although most of the photos are in the context of evil or discord or pain, almost every one of them is ultimately about our incredible capacity…
to love each other,
to care about strangers,
to stand up for those who are vulnerable.
Yes, we as a race are capable of horrific deeds, but in greater measure, these photos prove we’re more able and willing and compelled to love…to a degree that’s heart-stopping. I was happy (through copious tears) to be reminded.
The stories behind all of these photos are at the post. I highly recommend you Click Here.