By Francis X. Kroncke
Copyright 2013 Francis X. Kroncke
Cover design by Mikki Fattoruso, mfdesignstudio.com
Martin Luther King
This call for a worldwide fellowship that lifts neighborly concern beyond one’s tribe, race, class and nation is in reality a call for an all-embracing and unconditional love for all mankind …I am not speaking of some sentimental and weak response…which is just emotional bosh. I am speaking of that force which all of the great religions have seen as the supreme unifying principle of life. Love is somehow the key that unlocks the door which leads to ultimate reality.
We still have a choice today: nonviolent coexistence or violent co-annihilation. We must move past indecision to action…If we do not act, we shall surely be dragged down the long, dark, and shameful corridors of time reserved for those who possess power without compassion, might without morality, and strength without sight.
Now let us begin. Now let us rededicate ourselves to the long and bitter, but beautiful, struggle for a new world. This is the calling of the sons of God, and our brothers wait eagerly for our response… The choice is ours, and though we might prefer it otherwise, we must choose in this crucial moment of human history.
“Beyond Vietnam,” 1967
Imagine there’s no heaven…
Imagine all the people living for today…
Imagine there’s no countries…
Imagine all the people living life in peace…
Imagine no possessions