And so I plead with you this day as we go ahead: remain committed to nonviolence. Our aim must never be to defeat or humiliate the other man, but to win his friendship and understanding. We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience. And that will be a day not of the white man, not of the black man. That will be the day of man as man. I know you are asking today, “How long will it take?” Somebody’s asking, “How long will prejudice blind the visions of men, darken their understanding, and drive bright-eyed wisdom from her sacred throne?” Somebody’s asking, “When will wounded justice, lying prostrate on the streets be lifted from this dust of shame to reign supreme among the children of men?” Somebody’s asking, “When will the radiant star of hope be plunged against the nocturnal bosom of this lonely night, plucked from weary souls with chains of fear and the manacles of death? How long will justice be crucified, and truth bear it?” However difficult the moment, however frustrating the hour, it will not be long, because “truth crushed to earth will rise again. How long? Not long, because no lie can live forever. How long? Not long, because you shall reap what you sow. How long? Not long because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. (Martin Luther King, Jr.) –
Amen! We can’t grow tired of doing what’s right and give in to where we are failing – we MUST endure and fight the good fight until our Lord says so for HE will be the only final answer to all that is wrong! – Hatred is something that has gone on since the age of man and doesn’t want to go away any time soon BUT we have better choices we can make. We CAN do better despite our differences! We cannot accept the injustice that goes on in this world as the norm of these days – but since you’ve read this far read this: DEALING WITH THESE THINGS THROUGH HATEFUL EVIL VIOLENT WAYS AND ACTS AND JUSTIFYING THEM THROUGH THE MISUSE OF OUR LAWS IS NOT THE ANSWER!
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart (Gal 6:9); And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise (Heb 6:15)Even so, come, Lord Jesus! (Rev 22:20)