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Monday, January 19, 2009

Martin Luther King Day 2009

"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men." ~~ Martin Luther King

One wonders how much better a place this world would have been if Martin Luther King had gone on living.

We celebrate his birthday today, but more than that, we remember his spirit. His tombstone, pictured above, is a reminder that many young men die too soon for a cause. MLK died fighting for his own cause, leading and championing his way of life. I only wish that the same could be said for the more than 4,200 soldiers who have died in the War in Iraq. They went there to fight for a false cause. And even more critical is the fact that nearly 31,000 of their comrades have been wounded and sent back home, never to be the same.

In the wake of the events of this last week, I look at MLK's quote about misguided men above. And I conclude that this country is ready to be led by men and women who are not misguided. I hope for a less divisive political landscape in the years ahead, and I hope the errors of the new administration; and I expect that they will make them; will be few and far between, and that we can heal this land of ours.


Pam said...

We share the same hope.

Debby said...

Just the fact that we are headed in a different direction gives me some hope!

Anonymous said...

May we be free from missiles, and free at last from misguided men.