In Honour of Dr. King

Meditation by Rev. Diane Rollert, 18 January 2016

In 1964, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said to oral historian, Studs Terkel, "I think humour is most important in getting at truth and getting people to understand and often to rise above the despair which can surround them.”

This meditation is in honour of Dr. King.

Spirit of life,
Ground of our being,
Bless the laughter that enables us
to see ourselves clearly,
to let go of the regrets,
to forgive our mistakes,
and begin again.

Bless the great souls
that have come before us,
that have taught us
what can be possible in this world,
if we will only let ourselves dream.

May we have the courage
to carry on the work
that was begun so many years ago
by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
and so many others,
whose memories are a blessing upon us today.

May we never forget
how much has been left undone,
how many injustices must be faced,
and how many obstacles must be removed.

May we take action that is more than words,
that addresses more than our own needs,
knowing full well
that the way ahead
will not always be clear
nor the sailing smooth.

May we find strength in each other
to keep our sense of humour,
and to keep moving forward,
with faith and love.  Amen.