Walking the Spiritual Path Day 88

I tried to do what is right, fair and just.  John Lewis, American Civil Rights Leader, 1940-2020

President Barack Obama wrote this in tribute:

“He loved this country so much that he risked his life and his blood so that it might live up to its promise.  And through the decades, he not only gave all of himself to the cause of freedom and justice, but inspired generations that followed to try to live up to his example.  He believed that in all of us, there exists the capacity for great courage, a longing to do what is right, a willingness to love all people, and to extend to them their God-given rights to dignity and respect.  And it’s because he saw the best in all of us that he will continue, even in his passing, to serve as a beacon in that long journey towards a more perfect union.”

Ava DeVernay, academy award-nominated director of Selma, about the 1965 Civil Rights march, wrote:      “I will never forget what you taught me and challenged me to be.  Better.  Stronger.  Bolder.  Braver.”

 

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