During this thought process I recounted 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 people find their voices weakened when they can find their voice 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.