“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.”
~- James Gordon, M.D.
Guess you will tire of hearing me say, this is one of my FAVORITE bible verses. Love, love, love it!
I was 12 when Dr. King was murdered. Did not know a lot about him. I lived in Bermuda for the years 1963-1968. Missed a lot going on here in the USA. However, as I got older, I felt that Dr. King was not radical enough. How could I gain respect and create change without FIGHTING those people who felt I was beneath them – just because of the color of my skin?
Me, I have always been a radical. Never felt that negations with those who do not understand compromise is worthy of my time. So, yeah, I have mellowed quite a bit.
Now, I feel that those who STILL HATE OTHERS because of the color of their skin LOSE! They lose the game we are living. THEY Lose because they have chosen to be ignorant, they have willfully chosen HATE over LOVE. THEY LOSE- and I have yet to come far enough in my spiritual journey to feel any pity for them, or have the ability to send them the love their souls sorely need. I can pray for them- pray that others are not as hard headed as I am, that there are others who WILL forgive them their ignorance. I pray that within this lifetime I too, can be one of those people.
Thanks for reading!
Michelle D. Smith is a visionary and spiritual gladiator seeking to share awareness with many. She is a published author who writes a relationship column for Black Refer.com.The different niches for each site allow her to reach a variety of people to amuse, entertain and inspire.
Her self published book, My Life As A Mermaid was selected for inclusion in the Baltimore County Public Library's Local Author collection!