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Tuning in to infinite hope

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Vincent Harding knew, worked with and was a lifetime follower of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Harding followed Dr. King by sharing and keeping hope alive for decades as he wrote, spoke and founded the Veterans of Hope Project at Iliff School of Theology in Denver. http://www’veteransofhope.org.   Dr. King’s message is echoed in the words and emulated in the work of  Vincent Harding.   Those words brought much-needed hope to me this morning as I learned of Harding’s life, leadership and shared wisdom.

For this awakening I am indebted to Dr. Harding who died two years ago at age 82. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/22/us/vincent-harding-civil-rights-author-and-associate-of-dr-king-dies-at-82.html. I am also indebted once again to Krista Tippett who shares the wisdom of guests through her weekly radio series on Minnesota Public Radio. (http://www.onbeing.org) Today’s conversation with Vincent Harding teaches me truths I had not seen and reminds me of forgotten roots of ideas that shape my life.

What the world needs now is to hear, learn, think and hope to understand the wisdom of those who have walked the walk and held on to “infinite hope.”   Listening to Vincent Harding this morning inspired me to keep hope alive. My hope this evening is that others will find time to listen and to maintain and pass on the flame of “infinite hope.”  Take time to listen to the conversation and to read the comments of other listened —  http://www.onbeing.org/program/vincent-harding-is-america-possible/79