So I was reading Stephen’s blog and (happy b-day man!) and he posted Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech. It is such a wonderful speech. Obviously one of the most meaningful speeches in the history of our great country. It is the story those people participated in that makes me proud to be American.

One thing caught my attention in the speech MLK gave as I listened to it today. He said something along the lines that White brothers and Black brothers were all gathered together that day because they’ve all realized they’re tied together in an intimate way.

Isn’t it beautiful, let alone an amazing gift, that God gives to his people prayer that connects each of us intimately together? I guess if the Holy Spirit brings us together in the Body of Christ then MLK’s story becomes our story as well. It isn’t just something that happened but something that happened in the Body of Christ. We are able to share in the work God did through many of those people.

Today I am proud to be an American and to be able to call many in the Civil Rights movement “brothers and sisters in Christ.” If you haven’t observed the holiday here is famous speech.

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