Dreaming on, Dreaming for Missions

Posted: January 15, 2007 in Holidays

January 15th, 1929 a man named Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta. His presence of 39 years was one of the significant times, and dangererous times in American history. Dr. King was on a quest, a quest for peace. A quest for equality. That’s all he wanted. His presence is still felt today as we honor his life, work, and legacy every third monday of January. Coretta Scott King made this possible, after King’s assassination in 1968. I don’t what MLK would think of today’s era full of negative technology, unprotected sex, black on black crime, unfair layoffs, segregation in cities (Milwaukee), and many other concerns that plague us in this 21st Century. He would probably be disappointed in mostly African Americans in a way of "not holding up with their side of the fence", and being shocked that Blacks are not the #1 minority group in the nation.  Last year, at Coretta Scott King’s Funeral, President Clinton asked the question, "What are we going to do for the rest of our lives?" That is a tough question. The only way to do that is to rely on one word, Forward. Just like the State Motto of Wisconsin. To say this onthe 21st Anniversary of the King Holiday, this day teaches us that we have a chance to start or maintain freedom and justice. There is war going on right now, and MLK was against the Vietnam War. The dream is out there somewhere, but in order to make the dream, dodge the nightmare. And when you dodge the nightmare, peace will be presented to a form of its trueself.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr.

1929-1968

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