Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Would you have marched with Martin Luther King, Jr?

    When I learned about Martin Luther King, Jr, I remember thinking that I would have marched with him.  But I am not so sure now.  It is obvious to us that all men and women should be treated equally, but it was not so obvious at that time.  Having grown up with segregation, it seemed so common that it was hard to reject.
    At that time, marching could potentially send you to jail.  You could lose your job.  There was a lot to lose for the marchers.  There was a lot to gain, as well.  There was a lot at stake and yet, one did not know if any positive would come of it.  This was a truly hard time in our country.  One that divided people, friends and family.
    Today, we are living in a time where some people are denied their right to life.  Martin Luther King, Jr marched for equality.  If he marched for equal treatment, how much more would he have marched an equal right to life?  As Martin Luther King, Jr said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
    On Thursday, hundreds of thousands of Americans will march in Washington D.C. for the right to life of those yet to be born.  Yes, hundreds of thousands!  They are being a voice for the voiceless.  Our town of Marshfield is organizing a local march for those who want to be a voice for the voiceless, but cannot make the trip to Washington D.C.
    How will we be able to tell our children or grandchildren that we did nothing?  They will think like us, that they would have marched.

Marshfield March Details:
   Where – Beginning at Sacred Heart and ending at St. John’s
   When – Thursday, January 22nd @ 6:00pm
                Before walk, bus will take people from St. John’s to Sacred Heart.  Leave your vehicle at St. John’s.
   Other – Dress warm and bring a flashlight for the 30 minute walk.
                Rosary will be said during the walk.

If not you, then who?

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