Today is the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the first march in Selma, Alabama. I find it interesting that this celebration has come so closely after the federal report on Ferguson, Missouri. It is a good time to remember that Dr. King said, ” We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” In the process of trying to stop our enemies, we must remember that we should not lower ourselves to their level. It is hard to love, but it is good for the soul.
I watch the television coverage of Bloody Sunday on the television fifty years ago. A month later Martin Luther King, Jr. called for volunteers to go to the South to register black voters. I signed up!