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Christine King Farris, Rev. Bernice King, and Rev. Samuel Rodriquez sing "We Shall Overcome" at Ebenezer Baptist Church during the 45th Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service
Christine King Farris, Rev. Bernice King and Rev. Samuel Rodriquez sing "We Shall Overcome" at Ebenezer Baptist Church during the 45th Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Commemorative Service (Reuters)

I was so inspired by this article on continuing the dream that I wanted to share it with my readers. It is by my friend Samuel Rodriguez, president of of NHCLC/CONELA, the National Hispanic Evangelical Association. I have the privilege of serving on his board. He is reflecting on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his "I Have a Dream" speech. In these troubled times, this dream should be the dream of all of us.

This week, check out my podcast, "The Strang Report," where Dr. Alveda King reflects on the life and faith of her famous uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


By Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez

As I reflect on MLK's legacy and his  "I Have a Dream" speech in these troubled times, permit me to share once more my dream:

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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 that 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.

In Jesus' name, my dream will come to pass.

Steve Strang is the founder of Charisma Media and president of Christian Life Missions. He is also the author of the best-seller God and Donald Trump. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Click here to subscribe to the Strang Report podcast, and here to sign up for the Strang Report newsletter.

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