Thursday, August 28, 2008

I Have a Dream
I too have a dream on this anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech. That dream is that one day soon we will awaken from our self-indulged stupor and realize that "now is the time" to set aside all prejudices and to make "justice a reality for all of God's children" -- black, white and all colors in between, hispanic/latino/latina, female, male, gay and straight. We are all, each and every one, Children of God. And we are all -- not just men, not just white... but all of us are created equal.

When that truth is realized, then and only then can we sing, "Free at Last, Free at Last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!" Until that day, "we cannot be satisfied." There can be no compromise on justice.

Listen to the speech in his own voice here.

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