Since today is the day we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., I thought it might be good to post his picture and a portion of his "I Have A Dream" speech. As you read these words, take in how wonderful the thoughts are in regards to inclusiveness and unity. It is the thinking that reflects our loving God and the desire I know God has for creation.
I Have A Dream, by Martin Luther King, Jr.
(to read the full speech you can go to: http://www.usconstitution.net/dream.html)
I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
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."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
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 today.
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today.
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. This is our hope.
I know that I have a dream to see our church connect with all in our community; which means we need to be an inter-racial church. I have a dream that old and young, rich and poor, will worship together and work together in ministry. I have a dream that people will come to this church and feel loved and wanted. I have a dream that our church will be a beacon of hope and light for north Long Beach.
What is your dream? Write me and tell me: firstname.lastname@example.org