Posted by: Terri Johnston Fraracci | January 15, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929: when will we make his dream come true?

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968; but not before he made his dream known to all: “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'”

In the midst of ongoing prejudice and controversy both locally and nationally you can hear the voice of the man who believed in a God who loves all and a people who can learn to do the same.

Fellow examiner Alex Marcoux beautifully and simply summed up what King believed and wanted to see in The argument for inclusion: God is impartial – can’t we try? when she said, “Next time you see someone who is a bit different, whether it’s the color of their skin, their sex, a disability, or their sexual orientation, remind yourself that nobody is special or everybody is special. Better yet, eliminate your judgments of those you meet and see yourself in everyone.

If God is impartial – can’t we even try to be? Is it possible that God’s impartiality is the best argument for inclusion?”

Monday, January 17, 2011 is the official Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. That would be a great day to honor one of God’s children by praying, sharing , and recommitting to living a life marked by compassion, peace, love, impartiality, and inclusion. That would be a great day to recommit to making his dream come true.

It’s time.

When will we make his dream come true?
Photo: by april-jane in Maine Flickr.com

 

 

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