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Worth dying for…

Some provoking words from our American brother (since it seems us Canadians have no real heroes besides the queen):

To our most bitter opponents we say:  “Throw us in jail and we will still love you.  Bomb our houses and threaten our children and we will still love you.  Beat us and leave us half dead, and we will still love you.  But be ye assured that we will wear you down by our capacity to suffer.

One day we shall so appeal to your heart and conscience that we shall win you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory.  ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “The American Dream”

Who opposes you today?  Who or what are you willing to go to jail for, or be beaten for?  Do you have something you are this passionate about?

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  • Al May 20, 2008, 4:15 pm

    Just a side comment on Canadian heroes… The top two vote-getters for CBC’s Greatest Canadian (about 3 years ago) were Tommy Douglas (#1) and Terry Fox (#2). Some of the others in the top ten were a bit lame (Don Cherry??), but I think we have some pretty awesome people in our collective heritage.
    Your point about having something worth dying (or living) for is well taken. It seems much easier to idolize people like Cherry (#7) or Gretzky (#10) than to actually struggle against the odds, and stand up for justice and hope like Douglas, Fox, or Dr. King. God give us the guts to stand and be counted where it really matters, even if no one sees, and it looks like it’s not making a difference.

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