January 19, 2009

Standing On Giants' Shoulders

"So let us say that on this day of all days, each of us carries with us the task of changing our hearts and minds. The division, the stereotypes, the scape-goating, the ease with which we blame our plight on others - all of this distracts us from the common challenges we face - war and poverty; injustice and inequality. We can no longer afford to build ourselves up by tearing someone else down. We can no longer afford to traffic in lies or fear or hate. It is the poison that we must purge from our politics; the wall that we must tear down before the hour grows too late.

Because if Dr. King could love his jailor; if he could call on the faithful who once sat where you do to forgive those who set dogs and fire hoses upon them, then surely we can look past what divides us in our time, and bind up our wounds, and erase the empathy deficit that exists in our hearts."
~Barack Obama, MLK Day 2008

(Image created here)

3 comments:

PC said...

Great image, hope is in all of our hands! Love Mom C

stephanie said...

What a day! What a great image! Happy, happy day.

Jocelyn said...

Yes, what a great day..it is big and it is really good!!