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A Dream

April 4, 2019

Driving back from the airport I realized

Fifty-One years ago, Dr King was assassinated

They thought by silencing the man

They thought the dream would die

Hate tried to extinguish the light of love

Hate tried to extinguish hope

Hate tried to extinguish the light

Hate prefers the darkness of ignorance

Hate is strong in the land

Darkness is strong in the land

Yet as I lift my eyes to the Rockies ahead of me

I am reminded that my help comes from the Lord

The Lord who created the heavens and the earth

The Lord who created humankind in the Divine image

As I remember Dr King

I claim this promise from the Gospel

The light shines in the darkness

And the darkness has not overcome it

And I remember Dr King’s words

Darkness cannot drive out darkness

Only light can do that

Hate cannot drive out hate

Only love can do that

The rise of ignorance and hatred

Cannot, nay, WILL NOT prevail

The day before he was brutally murdered he said

I want you to say that I tried to love and serve humanity

As we remember, may we be the light that drives out the darkness

Then will be fulfilled my humble prayer

Dona Nobis Pacem et in Terra

Grant Us Peace on Earth

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