Last week I offered in this space a reflection on the events in Ferguson, Missouri. That offering came from a place of despair about the length of the arc, and an even deeper fear that it is not bending toward justice.
But then, two days later:
About twenty feet from this spot on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial Dr. King shared a dream about the moral arc and ultimate justice on this very date fifty one years ago. A part of that dream was that one day “little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers” and will not be “judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” He dreamed about a faith with which “we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.”
Tonight I offer the Flash from a place of renewed hope. Thank you Alexandra, Devin, and Grant for offering us a living witness that although the arc is long and arduous, by the grace and power of God, it does – and will – lead to ultimate justice.