Today we honor Martin Luther King Jr. who boldly spoke truth and stood for justice…who shared his dream with the world. And yet today we are still dreaming of that day when justice becomes a reality for all of God’s children. Day after day, experiences of incredulous injustices occur across the world…and in our own communities, schools and neighborhoods. At times, these situations that we encounter seem way too large to begin changing, and yet if we each take courage to speak truth and stand up for the things that matter, lives can change…they do change.
In a little over a week, two more little dudes from our Primary School/Orphanage in Haiti will be arriving. Geftè arrived near Christmas on a student visa, living just a neighborhood away…Stanley and Davinsly will be rolling into my small little world next week – following their 2-1/2 year adoption process…all attending the same little community church I do. And so I continue to dream for these boys and for others – for a life filled with love, opportunities, freedom, kindness, patience, generosity and justice. Thank you Dr. King.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”