On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

You keep using Dr. King’s words, but I do not think you know what they mean.

The nation celebrates the life of Dr. King today. His actual birthday was Saturday. On that day, Virginia inaugurated the most diverse slate of statewide officers in the history of the Commonwealth with Jamaican-born Winsome Sears becoming the first black woman statewide office holder and Jason Miyares becoming the first Latino statewide office holder.

And, oh, they were Republicans.

At the end of the ceremony, Governor Youngkin, along with the Lt. Governor, and the Attorney General, and their spouses, led a prayer for the Commonwealth. It was beautiful, and moving.

There was a part of me that had a whole post brewing about how things are going, or not going, in the Commonwealth and the Nation. It was full of snark, and some great one liners.

But then, perhaps I wouldn’t have been understanding the words of Dr. King.

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