Recognizing Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Happy Martin Luther King Day!  I saw the Leimert/Crenshaw area parade (by television) and I must say that they’ve really stepped up their program this year.  The parade was really nice and very encouraging.  The bands were good, cheering squads good, flag teams good and all of the participants were energized, along with many well-known, influential people.    Police, sheriff, celebrities, government officials, African-American, Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian, and other nationalities were there enjoying and/or participating in the parade.  This year was the best yet, in my opinion.   I believe everything was peaceful and everyone seemed to be enjoying the event.  My prayer is that we can take this positive energy and keep moving forward.  I’m really not sure how much progress has been made since “the dream,” but I am hopeful.  Sometimes I feel we’ve come a long way… and at other times I see we’ve still got a long way to go.  We need a lot of changes still but I will keep it on a positive note today.  I know it was a day of service for many…and that’s a good thing.  I’ve made it a day of service on several occasions.  However, this year it was a day of service at my own house.  I took the day off as it is not a holiday for us.  I did manage to accomplish a lot.  And I, too, still have a long way to go.

Hope you make the decision to love as well.  We’ll all be better off for it.  It’s, of course, easy to love the lovable.  It’s those difficult people that we have problems with, right?  “Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things (I Cor. 13:4-7).”  Thanks for visiting, following, subscribing.  Take care & be blessed.

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