Tag Archives: Martin Luther King Jr

No Truer Words

Thank you, Dr. King, for speaking truth into our lives, both then and now. For those of different racial and ethnic backgrounds striving to live together, there are no truer words. All hands on deck! ∴

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Notes to Self at the Start of 2022

You’re still alive–there’s a reason for that. Get to it! “I’ve got to admit it’s getting better, oh, so much better all the time.” ~Paul McCartney (“It can’t get much worse.” ~John Lennon) “Thank u, next.” ~Ariana Grande “Don’t be afraid … Continue reading

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Until We Are All Free

“…until we are all free.” Those words are illustrated every year in the holiday Juneteenth. Which commemorates not the official 1865 proclamation that all American slaves were freed, but the real date two months later when the last slaves in … Continue reading

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The Essence of True Sacrifice

Thought for the Week It’s Memorial Day in my country, the day on which honor those who’ve sacrificed their lives for the sake of others. But as deeply as the word “sacrifice” resonates, the key word is others. Martin Luther … Continue reading

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Peace With Justice: Inauguration Week 2021

Originally posted on gregoryjoel.com:
I finished my morning prayer and meditation on the porch this morning and headed for the desk. I found this gem from Chalice Press in my inbox and had to share it with you all.…

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Dr. King’s Legacy

Thought for the Week “In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We … Continue reading

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Dignity

It’s Labor Day in my country, a day in which we honor everyday working people. In other words, the vast majority of our population. This year has been uniquely difficult for them. Not only for restaurant servers, tradespeople and retail … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Hate Win

“In time we hate that which we often fear.” ~William Shakespeare Fear laid the foundation. Fear and frustration that there was nothing we could do to stop the growing pandemic. Then in America, a hater arose, one man brutally, mercilessly … Continue reading

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The Journey of a Thousand Stairs

What is it about stairways? Few inventions (although, arguably, nature thought of them first) are so metaphorical. Say, “Stairway” and people think “to Heaven” before they think of literal stairs. We can’t help but make metaphors out of them. They … Continue reading

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The New Death Penalty

The death penalty is dying. Even in many American states where it’s still legal, it’s no longer actually practiced. Why? One key reason is that too many innocent people have been wrongly executed. It’s interesting, therefore, that character assassination is … Continue reading

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