In October of 2012 I was sitting by a back yard fire pit where each Sunday evening, after coming home from church I had been building a small fire so that I might, by the fire, reflect upon the past week and envision the upcoming week.
During this thought process I thought back on a prayer I read the previous night from the book, “Thou, Dear God”, which are some of the recorded prayers of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from a radio broadcast in 1953.
There were many that were beautiful and inspired me to meditate upon the conveyed thought and prayer.
One in particular though caught my attention.
The specific words were these.
“Forgive us for what we could have been but failed to be.”
In this day where good moral people and especially Christians find their voices weak when they can find their voices at all, it is often not what we do say but the silence of what we do not say that speaks the loudest.
Silent truth can be as deadly as a proclaimed lie.