Thursday, October 15, 2015

"To My Brother Rev. Pinkney"

Dear Rev.,

I would like to express my profound gratitude for your assistance. Also I must say that you inspire me to follow in your footsteps. I have three debts in this lifetime: 1) to God, 2) to myself, 3) to my people. Martin Luther King, Jr., showed me that "if a man hasn't found something he's willing to die for, then he isn't fit to live." Once you become dedicated to a cause, personal security is not the goal. It is much greater than that! What will happen to you personally does not matter. Our cuase, my brother, our worth dying for.

Please understand that you can turn suffering into a creative force. I never forget learning years ago about the three little girls who were blown away in a Birmingham church bombing: Addie Mae Collins, Carol Denise McNair, and Cynthia Diane Wesley. Their deaths showed me that we must be concerned not merely about who murdered them, but about the system, the way of life, the philosophy which produced the murderers.

I will help you in your quest for justice, peace, and righteousness, my brother.