The Red Dream

I also have a dream that one day we will be united as one. Where there is integration, rather than segregation. Diversity rather than uniformity. A day where we don’t separate because of cultural differences, but rather celebrate each other’s expressions of the image of God.

I also have a dream that one day we will be united as one. Where there is integration, rather than segregation. Diversity rather than uniformity.

How can we dare to know the fullness of God in segregated circles where only one is accepted by the way one was physically created? It is not our skin that defines us, neither its shades. But one color defines us and so unites us, not one that is easily perceived with the human eye, but one that freely flows and is only seen with suffering.

How can we dare to know the fullness of God in segregated circles where only one is accepted by the way one was physically created?

So because of disunity and the desecration of God’s intended society; one man alone who walked this earth, fully divine, He fully express the image of God in all its shades. He dared to die in our behalf, so we can finally realize that we can all be indeed one. He poured His blood for you and me, so we can see much farther than our skin. He poured Red, so that we all can simply know that we are indeed children of God.

He dared to die in our behalf, so we can finally realize that we can all be indeed one. He poured His blood for you and me, so we can see much farther than our skin. He poured Red, so that we all can simply know that we are indeed children of God.

So now, you see, I wear Red; because by His blood I am defined. And so like you I was created to be integrated. So come and join me, let’s build the kingdom; for up in Heaven the celebration won’t be in isolation. Yes, come and join me, for up in Heaven the celebration won’t be in segregation. Yes, come and join me, let’s build the kingdom for only united we will find freedom.

“When we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: “Free at last! Free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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