Everywhere we turn, it seems, we find ourselves face to face with a humanity, especially given the advances of the twenty-first century, that is bogged down in war, divided, and afraid. Yet so many are resolved to turn their heads and pretend they do not see.
What kind of world are we returning to our children and to our children’s children? Is it a world worthy of their dreams?
The choice is ours. Perhaps it is time we looked upon the possibilities with our hearts, rather than with our eyes.
You see, friends, although it is tempting for us to think upon better times, even kinder, gentler times of the past before America left behind its time-honored role as a caring brother to strong-arm its way into history as the bully on the block with its perpetual offensive against peaceful men, women, and children everywhere for the petty sake of perks, profits, politics, party, and power, let us, instead, think ahead to a time not so distant that releases us from the grasp of man’s inhumanity to man, a time when human decency matters, a time when humanity and life matters. Such a day is near. A day of peace that celebrates life, a day that embraces the oneness of all that is.
Let us, therefore, be the first to place a proverbial candle on the sill of our journey’s window so all may see our hope in the dawning of that new day when the dark clouds of history roll away to welcome the warm light of a day worth hoping for, a day that celebrates a beauty-full world where all the sacred colors of man blend into a single hue of humanity that shines like a hundred suns!
Let us call that candle, ‘Love.’