August 28, 2013
I’m grateful for the March on Washington that took place 50 years ago today. I’m grateful that Martin Luther King, Jr. was bold enough to not only speak his mind but to do so in a way that encompassed compassion and tolerance and peaceful resistance. Without guns people joined together to bring about change. That is powerful. That is TRUE power.
I’m grateful for the men and women who were BOLD enough to follow King. If not for their bravery and courage, the March on Washington wouldn’t have happened. Desegregation wouldn’t have occurred. The evolution of a Nation wouldn’t have happened.
It is not our strength that unites us, but our weaknesses. Together, we can overcome. Let us not lose hope in the long, arduous journey still left, the journey toward a more compassionate, loving society.
Transformation – both personal and societal – don’t happen overnight. The spark ignites, but we must continue to carry the torch long after the light reaches our souls.