“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
He had a dream! This past month, I had the great opportunity to take a quick weekend get away to Atlanta, Georgia with my son. We had a great time and shared many memorable moments. One of my most memorable moments, for me, was going to visit the King Center. As I stood in the Ebenezer Baptist Church I was so humbled. Humbled to be in a place where the great Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached. Humbled that someone would be brave enough to share their vision of change even knowing that it could get them killed. He stood up for what he believed, even though it was unpopular, yet, I am afraid to tell some people that I am a Cubs fan just on the off chance they are a White Sox fan due to the verbal abuse that typically ensues. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood up for what he believed in and did so peacefully and with great dignity. He shared his experiences with people and told his story. His story and the stories similar to his helped to bring civil rights and equality to many. If not for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s bravery and vision things might still be very different. As I walked down the Freedom Walkway I was able to listen to his famous "I Have a Dream Speech" it sent chills down my spin. His words were and remain powerful and although it has been many years since that speech and his assassination, his words still ring through our great nation. I must acknowledge the fact that we still have a long way to go to accomplish his full vision but we are on the right track. I am so grateful that I had the chance to walk where he had walked and to sit where many sat to listen to him preach. It is an experience that I hope to keep in the forefront of my mind forever.
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A bit about me:
I am who I am thanks to God, my parents, my family, and my friends. My life is driven by faith. Oh, and I am a cancer survivor.