The Reverend Calvin Butts Pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City
"Obviously there is evil in the world, but it's important to see the love that's outpouring: You can see a much larger capacity for compassion than for evil, and that ultimately good will triumph. The new does not come without some pain. All of this can be seen as a breaking in. The world will never be the same again. But it won't be different in terms of evil. It will be different in more aggressive patterns of good. "
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