“Happy Martin Luther King Day“.
Today, I want to say something that will matter and as many are off today to honor what this day is, I figured it is only suitable that I take a break from crafting to honor what this day is actually about too.
This is a day that I have embraced in light of my employment because of the time that we have off but you know I don’t recall actually saying this out rightly on this day. As I read about MLK Jr very early this morning, for the first time in a long time probably, tears were literally brought to my eyes. His iconic “I Have A Dream” speech is a reminder for us all. Many of us today are not living our dreams (and life is not even about “our” dreams all the time, mind you) and many of us, at times, may feel that we are not walking the dream but I am here to tell us that even though we have so far to go, we are in some ways living towards the dream. Despite institutional barriers and what not, we can sit any where on the bus that we like, we can make it to any community the Lord wills us to be in, we can go into any building we like to and have the right to be there, we can walk side by side with our friends of ALL races, we can start looking ahead what we can do and be regardless of our race. A friend reminded me this morning, suggestively I add and I conclude, that things will never be perfect and that things such as racism and other behaviors will always be there. And yes they will be. But we can’t make strides by focusing on what we will never get to but by riding on the possibilities that are indeed possible in each of our own individual lives through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. What Martin was speaking about I can identify with not only as a African American girl but as a Christian who believes that we were ALL created equally by our Creator. In the words of MLK, I’ll leave off with this, ” The time is always RIGHT to do what is right”. Right is not based on our preferences that are ever-changing but in the inherent truths of our Lord.
Let’s get right.