Miles: We don't have school Monday because it is King Michael Junior's Birthday.
Me: Wow, that's great! Who was King Michael Jr?
Miles: He was a brown man who wouldn't give up his seat on the bus.
Andy: I have a dream this afternoon...
Miles: It wasn't a dream, dad. It was real.
(This boy never ceases to make me smile with his twist on grown-up conversations and all his drawings I find laying around :)
Today we celebrated dreams.
Last night, I asked the boys what one thing they would hope to do most today.
Jack replied sledding and hot chocolate. Miles requested we play games.
And Jude had several dreams of his own...
There's a whole lot of dreaming going on over here...
I dream of meeting the recipient of this little bundle someday (I'm sure you feel the same, Holl :)
These glazed cinnamon scones are so completely dreamy (I substituted GF flour and added 1 t. guar gum.) But, I have not figured out how to be gluten-free AND sugar-free, since one of them is a must and the other...well, there's always next month...
In between all the "dreaming" of our own, I read up on the man whose dream we ultimately celebrate today.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
Life's most urgent question is, what are you doing for others?
We must use time creatively.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
I cannot even imagine the hate this man must have known, and to read his perspective is so very inspiring to me. To use our time creatively to love ALL men. Because there are some dreams that are just too good to leave it at that. I would say sharing the love that God has lavished on us, regardless of our nationality, background or color, is one of them.