Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Things that make me Weep

I'll admit it, I'm a terrible one for weeping. But not generally when I am sad. I weep when I feel strong emotion or strong conviction. So here is something that made me weep recently - watching again the final speech of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. The following day he was assassinated.

"We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. And I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord."

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