I felt his strength and belief in a dream that one day the world would be free of hate. Because of him I began to see that the world doesn’t have to be the way it is. I saw that by having the bravery to stand against the reality was the only way for change to take place.
Each time that I lose faith in mankind it is in this great man’s voice that I retrieve it. I find my strength to believe in this great dream through his strong faith and leadership.
He is no longer physically in this world due to an act of hate resulting in his assassination on April 4, 1968. He is found in the world today through his teachings left behind as a gift to the world. All we have to do is listen to the depth of his words.
Here is the end of his famous speech:
And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
Free at last! Free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!
To read the rest of Dr. King’s speech click here.
Or, you can watch it below.
Are we free, yet?
Or, do we get out of one trap of hate only to find ourselves caught in another?
I am asking this because I still hear the same hate and fear in this world that I heard as a child. The focus seems to have simply shifted from one group to another. Maybe, that is all it has ever done. We never have really grown as people opening our minds and hearts up to others. We have merely moved on to hate another new group.
I won’t ever give up the dream Dr. King gave to me as a small child. The dream that one day we will all break free from the chains of hate.
I have a dream.
Just think about it.