Becoming Kingsley Shacklebolt: Brave in Love #MNBHP
Muggles remain ignorant of the source of their suffering as they continue to sustain heavy casualties,” said Kingsley. “However, we continue to hear truly inspirational stories of wizards and witches risking their own safety to protect Muggle friends and neighbors, often without the Muggles’ knowledge. I’d like to appeal to all our listeners to emulate their example, perhaps by casting a protective charm over any Muggle dwellings in your street. Many lives could be saved if such simple measures are taken.”
“And what would you say, Royal, to those listeners who reply that in these dangerous times, it should be ‘Wizards first’?” asked Lee.
“I’d say that it’s one short step from ‘Wizards first’ to ‘Purebloods first,’ and then to ‘Death Eaters,’” replied Kingsley. “We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”
Loving isn’t just about caring for those we like or who are nice to us, it is about loving those that are hard to like or make our lives unpleasant. Love loves even when Love is not loved. Love is something we choose to do because we want to be a person defined by love not hate. In short, love is a moment-by-moment choice born, not out of convenience or feeling, but rather out of a determination to set self aside for the benefit of another.
We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth loving. Even the Dursleys…
Don’t love out of convenience or feeling—even the Malfoy’s can do that—love out of a determination to be a person defined by love, defined by the strength to set self aside for the benefit of others.
Be like Kingsley Shacklebolt—brave enough in love to risk his neck to save the wizarding world from the darkness and hatred of Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters.
Next Week: Becoming Harry Potter: Dumbledore’s Man