The Dream Continued

dr-martin-luther-king-i-have-a-dream-speech4Today we commemorate the faith, unwavering leadership, perseverance and service of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as he lead our country through turbulent and violent times in the fight for civil rights. Fifty years ago today on August 28, 1963, King stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to deliver his powerful “I Have a Dream” speech, a theme that continues to reverberate until the rights for all are realized.  We’ve learned that King’s original written speech did not contain the infamous “I Have a Dream” sequence, and was ad-libbed as he stood before the crowd on the National Mall. I believe he was inspired by the Holy Spirit to deliver those words—words that are drawing and impacting people to carry on today. His words inspire us to not leave things as they are. In times when his messages or presence were not always met with kindness and challenged the status quo, we celebrate Dr. King who was most certainly a “Voice Against the Grain.”

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