We shall overcome.
– Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today in the US is Martin Luther King, Jr. day. It is a day to recall how far we have come, and a day to contemplate how far we have to go, in many ways. The hymn, “We Shall Overcome” reminds me that I do not have to be alone in my struggles. Whether those struggles be against injustice in the world, or against my own failings. I do not have to be alone, for we shall overcome. The focus of the program may be on our personal recovery, but we can do it together. And together, we shall overcome our fears, our failings, and we shall recover together.
A meditation for January 21, 2013.