“How long will justice be crucified and truth buried?”
“How long? Not long! I came to say to you, this afternoon, however difficult the moment, however frustrating the hour, it will not be long because “truth crushed to earth will rise again”. How long? Not long, because “no lie can live forever”. How long? Not long, because “you shall reap what you sow”. How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.,
‘Our God is Marching On!’ Speech (a.k.a ‘How Long? Not Long!’) – March 25 1965 in Montgomery, Alabama
Pastor, Activist & Humanitarian
“You never can tell when you send a word,
Like an arrow shot from a bow
By an archer blind, be it cruel or kind,
Just where it may chance to go.
It may pierce the breast of your dearest friend.
Tipped with its poison or balm,
To a stranger’s heart in life’s great mart,
It may carry its pain or its calm.
You never can tell when you do an act
Just what the result will be;
But with every deed you are sowing a seed,
Though the harvest you may not see.
Each kindly act is an acorn dropped
In God’s productive soil
You may not know, but the tree shall grow,
With shelter for those who toil.
You never can tell what your thoughts will do,
In bringing you hate or love;
For thoughts are things, and their airy wings
Are swifter than carrier doves.
They follow the law of the universe—
Each thing must create its kind,
And they speed o’er the track to bring you back
Whatever went out from your mind.”
“What if everyword you said were a wish to the universe?
Would you still say the same things that you did yesterday? Y
our thoughts and words echo throughout the universe.
Make sure to, only, put out ones that you want back.”