Posted by: perches | January 17, 2011

audacious faith

We may again with tear-drenched eyes have to stand before the bier of some courageous civil rights worker whose life will be snuffed out by the dastardly acts of bloodthirsty mobs. Difficult and painful as it is, we must walk on in the days ahead with an audacious faith in the future.
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from 1967 speech “Where Do We Go From Here?”

Sometimes hope is an outrageous proposal. Sometimes perseverance seems most likely to fail, unrewarded. Yet every change begins with one small step – and more steps become a difference – and if enough people take that step together, it becomes a movement.

I hope that if you are trying to make a big change, either in your own life or in the larger world around us, that you hold on tight to hope, perseverance, and community.

Wishing you joy in service on this MLK Day.


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