DON’T DESTROY THE DREAM is a message for all of us on this special day, Martin Luther King, JR Day (MLK day). I want to remind everyone in the midst of all of the current uproar on the recent election of this great American’s dream. I am not here to criticize but to encourage all of us to remember his famous words which were more than mortal words but a divine message from above.
I ask that each of us read his “I Have a Dream” speech. I would like us to imagine he was not only speaking to his audience but the world of all colors. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood proudly in his skin and showed the world we should move forward together no matter who we are, where we come from, our faith, or whatever race. So much emphasis is placed on his speech as a historical civil rights movement as it should be recognized, but as a person who does believe in equality I want to recognize he truly went beyond the color of his skin. Let me explain my thoughts on this great man.
In his speech, the first part of the speech which includes his dream description he refers to all of us being equal. This tells me Martin Luther King, Jr. respected all mankind and this is part of my focus on his universal and most impressive life he led. Here is an excerpt from that speech which shook the world:
I say to you today, my friends, though, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
(Copyright 1963. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.)
For the full speech, please go to the link. His speech is worth the read and not just one time but a great reference guide of how we can envision unity and equality:
I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH BY MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR
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Martin Luther King stood for equality not racial tension. He spoke for all of us to be aware of God’s unconditional and non-categorized divided love. He relayed the most important message. God’s love is higher than any race. God loves us all and asks that we understand we are all God’s children. Instead of allowing people who have agendas for themselves, let us unite and wish the best for all of us. The best is that we stop and commemorate the true message of love and hope inspired by one of God’s children today.
LIVE LIFE, LOVE LIFE, AND LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST by practicing the dream on a daily life philosophy.
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