(March 08, 2022) Richard Winter challenges…
Martin Luther King wrote a speech that has stood the test of time: I will quote just a few selected lines…
‘I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”… I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!’
We know that words like these are powerful. They change lives and they change nations!
In WW2, Winston Churchill became prime minister of England and delivered a series of rousing speeches by radio which rallied the spirits of the people. His words have become legendary:
‘We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be… We shall never surrender. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, “This was their finest hour.”’
For all of us, words are powerful. Our words are powerful and when we speak each day we have the opportunity to change and shape destinies.(more…)