Monday, January 19, 2009

His Daughters

Listening to the power of his speech,
to the prayers he had for his children
Reading the words of his son,
his namesake, written today

Thinking about his daughters,
in the world they live in today
all of the changes, all of the progress
since that day, so long ago

Praying for his daughters, and my girls
that the world in which they raise their children
would be the fulfillment of his dream
a world of equality and peace

January 19, 2009
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
watching his “I have a dream” speech with my family;
the message, “It’s not just a dream but a reality”
on the sign in front of church;
the story of Moses and Joshua,
Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Joshua 1:1-9
and on the juxtaposition of the
80th birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
and the inauguration of Barack Obama
as President of the United States of America
along with
Micah 4:1-4
Matthew 5:43-48
the sermon, “Love Your Who???”,
by Reverend Huntley Halvorson,
Suncook United Methodist Church, Suncook, NH

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