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Memories of RFK

We often ask ourselves and each other why is it important for us to participate in the CROP Walk or the Gay Pride Parade? What can we, as individuals, accomplish when we write letters to the Congress or boycott a product made by a polluting manufacturer? Is the presence of the Neighbors for Peace at the Delmar four corners meaningful? For that matter, what can such a small congregation do to make a positive difference in our world?

I watched a program on PBS about Robert Kennedy’s visit to South Africa in the time of apartheid. This quote reminded me why we stand to be counted.

“It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

Robert F. Kennedy, The Day of Affirmation Speech, 6/6/1966 South Africa

May God give us the strength, resolve, and belief in His justice to continue to walk the road less travelled.

Cheryl Lasher

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