Thursday, March 8, 2018
The Dream is Alive
Martin Luther King had a dream, that faced bitter opposition. At the time he said, "I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream." Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote about Joseph's dream in its darkest hour. Aretha Franklin sang about Finian's dream so she did just like me father said he.
In the movie Kingdom of Heaven Orlando Bloom put the dream on paper. "Be without fear in the face of your enemies. Safeguard the helpless, that is your oath. Rise a knight." It was the pursuit of a kingdom of conscience. Finian's inferno so to speak.
This life is a test. It represents the opportunity to prove ourselves. Circumstances don't make the man, they reveal him to himself and to the rest of the world. This life is our chance to show the world what we are and what we can become.
It has been said that the quest for power, popularity and praise are elements of the seven deadly sins. This is because a friend of the world is an enemy to God. Some people are evil. You can't be friends with them without becoming evil or condoning evil. Some people fall for this trap innocently. They want peace at any price. Unfortunately there is no such thing.
Some people say to me that I have a lot of trolls. I shrug it off and point out that if you don't have haters that just means you never stood up for anything in life. If you never stood up for anything in life that means you can't be trusted. It is what it is.