Monday, January 18, 2021

Majestic Shores

Before we reach the majestic shores of the Promised Land, there is a frustrating and bewildering wilderness ahead.  We must still face prodigious hilltops of opposition and gigantic mountains of resistance.  But with patient and firm determination we will press on until every valley of despair is exalted to new peaks of hope, until every mountain of pride and irrationality is made low by the leveling process of humility and compassion; until the rough places of injustice are transformed into a smooth plane of equality of opportunity; and until the crooked places of prejudice are transformed by the straightening process of bright-eyed wisdom.

-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (15 January 1929 - 4 April 1968), American Baptist minister, doctor, civil rights activist, and 1964 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, "The Quest for Peace and Justice", Nobel Lecture delivered in the Auditorium of the University of Oslo (11 December 1964)

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