Having been privileged (by instinct?) while still a teenage member, to have defended Dr. King against the LDS Church’s open antipathy after he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in the 60’s, his “I Have A Dream” speech still brings goosebumps. While we honor this truly great American today, his words continue to pull at our hearts and our conscience.
“We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. And whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.
For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the way God’s universe is made; this is the way it is structured.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.