Today we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
I have read and listened to the “I Have A Dream” speech multiple times in my life as I’m sure many have over the years. These few paragraphs from his speech reflect the past of 1963 and are still words that can be spoken today.
I have a dream, too. Many of us do. We still have work to do, together. As I reflected on this speech, I was reminded of how grateful I am to be surrounded by friends and family of all races, religions and political parties who share in love, equality and peace for all. Despite the events we see on the news, social media and personal experiences of racism today, I am reminded of the hope God brings through my relationships with these people.
Let’s remember the big picture here. Unity. Not division. Peace, not warring with our neighbor. Love, even through our differences. Let’s continue to pray for these things and for the strength to continue to do our part.
“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”
Psalms 133:1 NIV
For the full image post I shared of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech, you can see it on my Facebook or Instagram @HearteningForward.