Monday, January 17, 2022


The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1-15-1929- 4-4-1968)

 I had a dream the other night.  In my dream, I saw a glimpse of heaven.  And in that dream I saw the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  He had tears in his eyes.  In my dream, I could imagine him saying, 'what happened to my legacy?' The people forgot about me.  They forgot what I stood for.  I preached, and lived all about love, kindness, forgiveness, and peace.  I asked the people to love each other.  Don't fight, don't judge each other.

While I didn't really have a dream, and that was Dr. King's mantra, "I have a dream."  His dream was beautiful. He was so kind. He was a leader.  The kind of man we could all look up to.  He was taken from us too soon.  The good he did in his life cannot be undone now.  We have to remember what he stood for. Equality. Peace. Love. Kindness. Integrity.  He had a dream.  Each of us can have a dream too.  We can stand for all the same things.  

In the letter written by the Apostle Paul to the church of Corinth he reminds us to love each other.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.  But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.  For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfections comes, the imperfect disappears.  When I was a child I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.  Now we see but a poor reflections as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.  Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am full known.  And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love.  But the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:4-13 (NIV).

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