19 January 2009

Max Roach, Ghandi

Also, if you want even more inspiration:

-Watch "Ghandi"--King got many of his ideas from Ghandi

-A Ghandi quote for Obama: "A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."

-Read the "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

-Listen to Max Roach playing with the "I Have a Dream Speech"

-Three Ghandi Quotes for me, creeds for 2009:

(All of these quotes are mantras to keep me on track for my New Year's resolution to be a better parent. And for one of my children (she knows who she is) I vow to not even THINK sermons to her, passively, passive-agressively, or otherwise.)

1)"An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching."

2)"We do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study." and
3)"Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience."

5 comments:

Marni C. said...

unwearied. ceaseless. effort. dang.

Mark A. said...

Just watched the movie again this weekend, lounging in jammies on a Sunday afternoon. I am moved that the movie caught his willingness to re-think his positions, question his passions, and grope to truth, always anchored by his humility and surrounded by loving friends and family.

Mark A. said...

Guessing afternoon jammies doesn't say unwearied, ceaseless or effort. double dang.

Mark A. said...

In fact, they are having a big celebratoin in Delhi to comermorate King's visit to Ghandi here. Julian Bond is coming, as is Stevie Wonder and others.

The Fam said...

LUCKY!