This past Monday something of great significance occurred.
Although most would find the earthquake as the major news citing this week, for many though, the real earthquake of significance was the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, which opened Monday morning.
It’s a quiet shake in the arrangement of Washington’s National Mall where a person not of political agenda, but of a spiritual rising took a seat in-between the Nation’s two most historically prominent elite.
“From a geometrical standpoint it’s on a direct line between the Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Memorial. The brains and essence of our country (Thomas Jefferson), and Abe Lincoln, the greater uniter,” said Bill Line, spokesman for the National Park Service in an interview with Reuters.
I find it quite comforting that Dr. King sits nestled on the grounds of our memorialized fore fathers, whom outlined a new land that’s constantly sought reform from its vastly evolving people.
To bring a spiritual leader, one who fought for basic civil rights, with no party affiliation, corporate lobbyists in his ear, Martin Luther King Jr. continually shows the American people what to stand up for, whether it is race, or justice of another kind.
Our country still fights racism, but that battle seems surely won as the years pass, the greatest representation Dr. King shows today (and then), that having a dream and seeing it fulfilled has endless possibility with the power residing in the human spirit.
Today our fight in America remains one of justice, mainly between Washington politics and “the people” who work hard in its land trying to survive and wish for better days in domestic economic success.
It’s refreshing to know a man of such caliber and freedom sits at our Nation’s epicenter, and as he says in this video below, we must not worry, the promised land continues to become more present.
We thank you Dr. King, your lessons remain current, even as the times change.