I, like many of you, was so happy on December 31 when the clock struck midnight flipping the calendar over to a new year, 2021. It was to be a fresh start, full of promise. The vaccine for Covid 19 was approved, soon we would be reconnected with friends and family and the economy could rebuild.
As we were still basking in the bubble of a brighter future, reality came crashing down only a few short days into the new year (January 6)…with the attack on the US Capital. Before our eyes we witnessed anger, hatred, resentment and violence. Is this a reflection of the sentiments lurking in every corner of the globe?
Americans celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day this week. What’s so apparent is how relevant his words are today…in this time of tumult.
Dr. Martin Luthur King Jr. was a remarkable man, who used his words to promote positive messages, who pushed us to be better…a dream of what could be, what was possible.
Are we so tainted by evil that there is no coming back? Is it too late to return to a civilized society…I don’t think so. It’s in our power to change our own behavior which in turn can affect (positively) those you are struggling or unwilling …that’s my hope anyway…
“The time is always right to do what is right.” … Martin Luther King Jr.