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Memorial of Dr King's Dream Speech: Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Proclaims, The Dream Lives!

By Rev. Samuel Rodriguez
August 28th, 2013
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I have a dream that this generation will recognize the image of God in every human being, in and out of the womb, without exception. I have a dream that Christ followers will stop hiding at the bottom of the threshing floor and emerge as mighty heroes of righteousness and justice. I have a dream that as Christians we will be known not by what we oppose or attempt to impose but rather by what we propose; eternal life through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I have a dream that the children of the cross realize that today's complacency is tomorrow's captivity, that moral stagnation leads to spiritual atrophy and that there is no such animal as comfortable Christianity. I have a dream that children will not be aborted, marriages will thrive and religious liberty will prevail for generations to come.

WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) -  (Note from the Editor in Chief, Deacon Keith Fournier: Along with being my Christian brother, I have the privilege of calling Rev. Sam Rodriguez my friend.  We are working together on several fronts, including life, the defense of marriage and the family, and religious liberty. As I have grown in my friendship with this good man, prayed with him and worked at his side on the issues which matter most, I have caught some of his indomitable hope which comes from living faith. This capacity to impart such hope is a much needed character trait in Christian leaders in an age which is teetering on hopelessness. Pray for Rev. Sam and keep your eyes on him. You will see not him, but the One whom he loves and serves with such single minded devotion. I am honored to introduce him to the virtual community of Catholic Online.)

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From Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President of the National Hispanic Christian leadership Conference 

The Dream Lives

As we commemorate MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech delivered 50 years ago, permit me to share my dreams.


I have a dream.
I have a dream that this generation will recognize the image of God in every human being, in and out of the womb, without exception.

I have a dream.
I have a dream that Christ followers will stop hiding at the bottom of the threshing floor and emerge as mighty heroes of righteousness and justice.

I have a dream.
I have a dream that as Christians we will be known not by what we oppose or attempt to impose but rather by what we propose; eternal life through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

I have a dream.
I have a dream that the children of the cross realize that today's complacency is tomorrow's captivity, that moral stagnation leads to spiritual atrophy and that there is no such animal as comfortable Christianity.

I have a dream.
I have a dream that children will not be aborted, marriages will thrive and religious liberty will prevail for generations to come.

I have a dream.
I have a dream that truth will never be sacrificed on the altar of expediency, that love will overcome hate, and the prophetic will silence the pathetic.

I have a dream.
I have a dream that this generation will reconcile Billy Graham's message with Dr. King's march, sanctification with service and conviction with compassion.

I have a dream
I have a dream that one day we primarily see ourselves not as black, white, brown or yellow, Hispanic, charismatic or automatic but first and foremost as children of the living God.

The dream lives!
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Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is the Current President of The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (Hispanic Evangelical Association), America's largest Hispanic Christian Organization with 40,118 member churches.

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