Monday, January 16, 2006

Remembering Dreams - Working and Praying for the Future.

...I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. ... ...I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. ... Read the whole text of the famous speech here (an excerpt from an email sent from my agency leadership and written by a friend): Dr. King was a charismatic leader whose dream of a society where all people could live together in unity and harmony awakened the conscience of Americans. This special day reminds us to honor his life and contributions as one of America’s greatest champions of justice and equality for all people. While Dr. King’s life may have been cut short in 1968, his message that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” lives on even today.

Random and Odd has a good post worth a visit to her site.

In remembering the leadership of the good Reverend this year, I am focusing on our need to look at ourselves in terms of character. Love, Honor, Justice, Duty, Truth. The absolutes of the world. Focusing on the attributes of God, seeing our fellow man as loved by the Creator and his image stamped on each of us. It takes care of all the other stuff right there. 37And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38This is the great and first commandment. 39And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets." Mathew 22:37-40 (ESV)


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