Dear family, friends, and fellow travelers,
It's Martin Luther King's birthday, born January 15, 1929. The events at the Capitol last week made me think of the difference between January 6th, 2021 and his March on Washington, in 1963, when a quarter of a million people came to the peacefully stand together and call the nation to embrace justice, equality and sisterhood. "By your fruits shall you know them." Does our activism bring more compassion, more equality, more brotherhood? By your fruits...
I believe in the power of our solidarity, rooted in non-violence - it takes tremendous courage and discipline but it is, in my book, the only way forward, the only way that has a chance to bring us together. This week's song is People Gonna Rise, a song that goes back fifteen years or so but just recorded last night. Thanks you, Dr. King for showing us a way. People gonna rise!
A couple of folks have mentioned they bookmark the songs to listen again and it's getting clutterred - I've put up a playlist of these songs for those few to simplify things!
My best to each,