This is an excerpt from Bishop Gerald Barnes’ homily at a Diocesan Mass for Immigration Reform, held at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini on Aug. 31.
This past week as a nation we have remembered, commemorated and celebrated one of our nation’s greatest moral leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his awakening call to us all in his “I Have a Dream” address. Dr. King shared his dream and we must share our dream and we must listen to one another’s dreams. We must look at those dreams in the light of the teachings of the Lord; in the light of the Gospel. And so this great orator, Dr. King, in his “I Have a Dream” speech gave all of us an opportunity to reflect on our own lives and the life of this country.