I’ve been busy most of the day, but was able to come home earlier than planned because of a curling schedule mix up. So while sitting with Pam and Noah on our coach watching the Warriors and Cavaliers play I thought it would be a good moment to read something from Dr. King. I decide on his Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech which I haven’t read in years.
You can read the transcript of it here or watch the video on it above. I’ll quote one section of his speech:
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant. I believe that even amid today’s mortar bursts and whining bullets, there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow. I believe that wounded justice, lying prostrate on the blood-flowing streets of our nations, can be lifted from this dust of shame to reign supreme among the children of men. I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down men other-centered can build up. I still believe that one day mankind will bow before the altars of God and be crowned triumphant over war and bloodshed, and nonviolent redemptive good will proclaim the rule of the land. “And the lion and the lamb shall lie down together and every man shall sit under his own vine and fig tree and none shall be afraid.” I still believe that We Shall overcome!