Monday, January 16, 2012

Celebrating MLK Day

It is a privilege of parenting to be reminded to review often.  Through teaching Abi, I am constantly working through my ideas at times reevaluating them.  There’s nothing like the questions of a three year old to make sure you really know what you believe!

When talking to Abi about MLK Jr. today – I was thankful.  Thankful for the different country that I live in than my parents grew up in.  Thankful that Abi’s eyes and mind couldn’t comprehend that we would ever treat someone poorly because they looked different than we did.

Yet, reminded of the great distance that we still have left as modern day abolitionists.  That there is still a whole-lotta ugly out in the world today.


"So, I conclude by saying again today that we have a task and let us go out with a "divine dissatisfaction." Let us be dissatisfied until America will no longer have a high blood pressure of creeds and an anemia of deeds.

Let us be dissatisfied until the tragic walls that separate the outer city of wealth and comfort and the inner city of poverty and despair shall be crushed by the battering rams of the forces of justice. [,et us be dissatisfied until those that live on the outskirts of hope are brought into the metropolis of daily security.

-- Martin Luther King Jr., Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Georgia 1967.

An excerpt from Heather’s post.  Please go read the entire post here.  Good stuff.

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