Friday, January 14, 2011

Holiday weekend!

The wave of Christmas is over and another holiday weekend is here. Martin Luther King, Jr. remembrance day. This is a three day weekend. Hooray!

I have no memories or experiences of blatant segregation in action. I have never seen people being refused a service, or being killed, because of the color of their skin. The humiliation must have been horrible.

Dr. King was a voice in the darkness. A voice of hope. A voice who cried out to God. A voice who was able to bring about change for the betterment of many. A voice who saw wrong and called it wrong. It kind of reminds me of the Hebrews enslaved in Egypt and Moses rising up to bring them into a free life again.

Some may say I could never fully understand what this man did back in his day. I do know what is right and what is wrong. I may not see this holiday with full appreciation, but I will applaud anyone who's desire is that righteousness prevails, even if no one else desires it.

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