A 40 Year "Retrospective Journey"

“Be good, keep your feet dry,
your eyes open, your heart at peace
and your soul in the joy of Christ.”
Thomas Merton

November 5, 2008


1968-2008: 40 Years Later...
Barack Obama was elected President of the United States 40 years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King jr. in 1968. Thomas Merton was a passionate supporter of King and of the civil rights movement and was to have hosted King at Gethsemani in 1968. Alas, it was not to be. Their meeting did eventually take place later in 1968 in "that land where we never grow old". I believe they would be hand-in-hand and smiling today!

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