Friday, September 07, 2012

Peace, Truth, Justice: The Building Blocks of A Better World

Coach Frank DiCocco
Guest Blogger

As a collective nation, and as individuals as well, we each need to do a better job of trying to spread the truth… dispel the falsehoods and myths… promote education, awareness, peace, and understanding… and ultimately, help make this world a better place.

If, at any point in time, any of your words or actions prevent any of these efforts from taking place... then perhaps you might wish to reconsider what it is that you think, say, and do… before you do something that might be hurtful, disrespectful, unfair, or unjust.  Perhaps, you might want to re-examine your daily routines, beliefs, and deeds as well.

Life is hard enough as it is… We can’t be going and making it even harder on one another.

Instead, we have to make it better, safer, more pleasant, and more respectful.

Let's do our part. Let’s do our best.  Let’s work together, to help build a better world for us all.


On the 44th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech quote, it is far too apparent that as a nation, we still have a great deal of progress to make. While Dr. King’s dream is still alive… it is now time for us—our generation—to finally turn that dream into a reality.


Quotes for the Week Ahead
  • If we want to build a better world…then we have to roll-up our sleeves and get to work.
  • In the words of Mahatma Ghandi: “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”
  • “The fight for freedom is never won.
    Inherited liberty is not liberty but tradition.
    Each generation must win for itself the right to
    emancipate itself from its own tyrannies.”
      ~ Clarence Skinner
  • “Si quiere la paz, lucha por la justicia.” (If you want peace, fight for justice.) ~ Pope Paul VI
  • “Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

Dr. King’s Words Still Resonate Today…Let’s Make Sure That They’re Heard By ALL.

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow,

I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons

of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day… a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering

with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not

be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

… This is our hope.


We Must Honor and; Acknowledge Our Unity and; Diversity

We must work together to build a society in which the color of our skin, the conditions of our birth, the ways in which we worship, the people we love, and the ways that we express ourselves, as individuals, does not determine our worth, rights, and opportunities, as human beings.

We are all created by one magnificent God.

We may each be created uniquely, but we are all created equally.

People of every race, creed, and color… honor their Creator by honoring the wonderful and diverse world which He created.

Read more from Coach Frank DiCocco:
It’s (Still) Time for Change: Our America Is In Need of Greater Equality and Social Justice

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