This past week we commemorated the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) who would have turned 90 years old this month if he had not met an untimely death just over 50 years ago. The lyrics of the memorable song The Impossible Dream contains inspiring phrases that can easily be applied to the motivations that led to the social justice accomplishments of MLK.
Inspiring phrases include:
· To dream the impossible dream;
· To fight the unbeatable foe;
· To right the unrightable wrong;
· To fight for the right without question or pause; and
· To be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause.
You are encouraged to listen to the 2 minute and 22 second song made popular from the musical Man of La Mancha (Don Quixote) by clicking on the link below, which displays the lyrics of the song over a background of several persons who were willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause including MLK and contemporaries John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Nelson Mandela. May we find inspiration to dream the impossible dream, fight the unbeatable foe, right the unrightable wrong, and fight for the right without question or pause in the communities in which we live, work, worship, socialize, and recreate.