Sunday, January 16, 2011

What Would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

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What Would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

In a polarized America, where blame is shifted and hatred is spewed from the lips of some without thought or conscience, I could not help but wonder, if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was alive today, what would he think? What would he say?

  • I believe he would be encouraged to see just how far we have come, yet unsettled at how far we have regressed as a human family.

  • I believe he would encourage us to continue the fight, yet ask us to lay down our weapons of war.

  • I believe he would say, let us vigorously debate the issues of the day, but also come let us reason together with civility and respect for differences of opinions.

  • I believe he would tell us to hold on to our faith, but also respect the faith and beliefs of others, lest we find ourselves in danger of losing the freedom to freely believe.

  • I believe he would tell us to love our fellow man and woman, even when we must speak out against and denounce that which is wrong.

  • I believe he would tell us to place a light in the windows of our souls, so that where there is darkness, that light would pierce through and bring the light of truth.

  • I believe he would yearn for the opportunity to be a part of the challenge of conquering a promised land, which is not quite realized, and is yet to be fully possessed.

  • I believe he would ask for a moment of silence, where the chatter ceases, and the ear of the inner soul can hear from its Creator, the wisdom and divine guidance that is needed to heal a nation divided.

  • I believe above all, he would be grateful to GOD for the role he played in setting a new tone for America's racial and social struggles.

  • I believe he would beg of us to live as one family, and to love and forgive each other, as we have been loved and forgiven by our Creator.
  • I believe in spite of it all, looking back, he would never allow anyone to convince him that his living nor his death was in vain.

Dr. King Jr., we wish you were here. But even in your absence, your works and teachings will forever live on as a beacon for hope, and as a remedy for what ails the heart, mind and soul of America.

As the NRAAC national chair, and on behalf of the membership of the National Republican African America Caucus, we join with our fellow Americans today, to honor and celebrate the legacy of one of our own, the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

To reach the NRAAC national chair:

Jean Howard-Hill
423-544-9696 Cell
423-521-4294 NRAAC office

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