Post Marked Heaven
To Martin Luther King
My Dear Brother, Martin:
I have missed you, and I am looking forward to seeing you when I get home. As you probably already know, a lot of changes have occurred since you moved to Heaven. I just wanted to drop you a line, and tell you how grateful I am for all that you have done for the African-American people and for our nation. Isn’t this a proud day, Martin. I can see your big wide smile as I write to you. Imagine… you were actually a prophet and a modern day Moses…… and your “I have a Dream” has actually materialized in America.
Do you remember how we sang, “We Shall Overcome”? God chose you, Martin, and He has now honored your sacrifice. We celebrate you today, Martin, because you had the courage to stand as a man, rather than adhere to being labeled a boy. You knew the dangers you faced, but you did not shrink from your duty and your calling…. I try very hard to follow in your footsteps, and the footsteps of our Lord. I will never forget when you told us, even if we were street sweepers that we should be the very best street sweeper. Following your advice has opened doors for me I actually never dreamed possible. You were an excellent friend, Martin, and again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Tomorrow a Black man will move to the White House…. but you and I know that all earthly homes are temporary. I have being praying for him, as I prayed for you. I shall forever be very proud of both of you. Give my best regards to our family, Martin, and I will see you when I get home. With all my love,