Ponder this:

Monday, January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? 
The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, 
or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. 

15 comments:

Barb said...

So sad that we haven't learned much since these words were spoken!

Wanda..... said...

One would think peace and love for all mankind across the world could be a attainable in this day and age.

Jayne said...

I love this quote. Such insight and vision MLK had. It's a shame his dreams have not yet been realized.
Until we all start behaving, and believing (I think of the Amish's response, for example, after the horrendous assassinations of children in a single room schoolhouse, and the suicide of the murderer) MLK's words, and move forward with forgiveness and understanding, rather than contempt and revengefulness, I'm afraid we may never find peace. But one not need be Amish to strive for such grace. Little by little...

Mountain Thyme said...

When I think of Martin, I also think of my mother. Here was a white woman raising three kids on her own who said that I could attend the march on Washington in '63 but that she would disown me if I went to Woodstock! I was so mad.....then...

Friko said...

I am so glad to see that MLK has become something of an American Saint.
Sadly, his vision has not come true.
While there are people like you reminding the world of him, there's hope.

What do you mean, oranges in a bag? Pebbles, if you don't mind.

Hilary said...

That sure does tug at the heart.

morningbrayfarm said...

Oh, I wonder if that chain reaction will ever be broken. It's quite sad to think not.

Woodswalker said...

Thanks for this. Peace be with you.

e said...

I love this post as MLK is something of a hero to me. My post is a bit different and sadly garnered a rather nasty comment, which I am choosing to ignore.

I hope that one day his vision will come to pass. Thanks for this post.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi June, Great post in memory of a great man. He certainly had alot of insight into our world and country. Wish he were still here to LEAD... We need it.

Hugs,
Betsy

Lord Wellbourne said...

At the risk of sounding trite...MLK's dream hasn't died as long as we strive to BE the dream in small ways...every day. An avalanche begins with a single snowflake.

Pauline said...

We're still not listening - at least our politicians and talking heads are not...

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Vicki Lane said...

Well worth repeating!

Joe Todd said...

Good post June. I lost 2 followers after my MLK post. Don't know that was the reason though.