Tag Archives: Martin Luther King

The Long & Beautiful
Arc Of History

Inauguration 2013, Founding Fathers, MLK

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, and mark the second Inauguration of President Barack Hussein Obama.  I was moved to tears writing this sentence, just as I have been moved to tears again and again throughout this day, which more than any in recent memory captures the long and beautiful arc of history.


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All Are Called

I have a movable feast of a conversation going on these days with a changing cast of characters, friends who, one by one — and completely independent of one another — have floated by me their idea that maybe not everyone has a purpose, or calling, in this life. They’re speaking, of course, of purpose in its grand sense, as something lofty that sets us apart from the world that most of us occupy. They’re speaking of calling in the Einsteinean sense, of course, and if that is all that calling is, they are right. Only some of us are called to live such grand lives. 


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