There is nothing better than a dream that comes true. Whether it is my own, or someone else's, it is an amazing thing to behold. If it is possible for their to be a more dramatically showcased fulfillment of a dream coming true than what is taking place in Washington DC today and tomorrow, I do not know what it is. On this MLK day, I was rereading and thinking over his historic and very well know speech, "I have a dream." Watching his delivery of it and reading the text, I was struck by what an incredible country we live in. Reading his words and hearing the force of what he dreamt about with the monumental backdrop of the Obama family poised to take the office of the President, truly a stunning and staggering thought. What a great country we live in, regardless of your political views (because in this country, you are allowed to have whatever views you'd like)
Here are some of my favorites lines from MLK's speech:
"But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt."
" Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children."
"And so 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 and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.... I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream, TODAY"
(read the full text of MLK's speech HERE or watch it for yourself below)