18 January 2010
This video combining footage from the civil rights movement with Dr. King’s "I have a dream" speech with music from Sarah McLachlan is amazing and beautiful. Enjoy … and be inspired!
I think there’s a common misperception that confuses peacemaking with cowardice. Perhaps that’s because the common notion of "keeping peace" can include avoiding confrontation. But faking peace is different from making peace.
Making peace, waging peace, is active not passive. It requires vision to know the truth and courage to meet the iniquity head on. Those who step outside social norms to confront oppression know that they risk not only public censure or jail, but even death and torture.
There is nothing cowardly about waging peace. Standing up and acting on the principle of truth force, or soul force is a weapon, wielded against the forces of oppression and injustice. It is moral weapon which, like the sword of King Arthur, can only be wielded by the morally strong. It is not for the faint of heart.
Dr. King, thank you not just for your dream, but for your footsteps marching to lead the way in the walk of peace. For by walking the way of peace, and through your sacrifice, you led my people — Black and Brown and White — to a place where no war could have taken them. You have led them to within sight of a promised land, the land of reconciliation and brotherhood.
I know there are those who feel that objective has not yet been accomplished. But we are closer now more than ever. With continued warfare in the way of truth force, it will happen. That’s my dream. I have that promised land within my sights.
Peace Be With And In You
Truth Force Be With And In You