This came in today’s mail and it’s fitting after the results of yesterday’s election. My wife commented to me this morning that she wondered what Martin Luther King would have thought and said. I thought too of Alex Haley and Kunta Kinte and the generations since the first slave ships came to our shores. We’ve had growing pains but last night stands apart. It was and is a special time. It took an eloquent bi-racial man and the prayers of a nation to bring about the outcome.
In a real sense all life is interrelated. All persons are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.
–Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.