I Have a Dream


I Have a Dream

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

On January 21, 2013, the world celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.   There are those individuals that transcend national boundaries and speak to the hope of humanity.  Martin Luther King, Jr., an American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, was such an individual. He delivered the “I Have a Dream” speech at the celebrated 1963 March on Washington.  His message was about fairness, justice and, above all, equality.

This week, I want to explore the state of being equal as we understand it within the human experience. Equality can be assessed on quantity, degree, value, rank or ability.  In the end, it is about placing value on life itself.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to 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!”

Martin Luther King, Jr.