Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Dream

"And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!" ~Martin Luther King

We are getting closer to MLK's dream in some areas and further from it in others. Our social policies now mostly support the Dream, but we are still brutal to one an other. The change has to work its way into our brains and spirit. We still fear too much.   There is still us and them, with the definition of them expanding to cover all people not like us.  It is made worse by the receding economy.

Love thy Neighbor.

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