Headline news Sunday 10 November, 2013

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    Pastor 8 years ago

    et us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.
    And so, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in our Zimbabwean dream.

    I have a dream that one day this country will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: That we are “united in our diversity by our common desire for freedom, justice and equality”.

    I have a dream that one day on the granite hills of the Matopos, the sons of former detainees and the sons of former white rulers will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

    I have a dream that one day, even the province of Matabeleland North, a province sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

    I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character.
    I have a dream today!

    I have a dream that one day, down in Zimbabwe, still with some of its racists, one day right here in Zimbabwe little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

    I have a dream today!

    I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; “and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together”.

    This is our hope, and this is the faith that we face the future with.

    With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.
    With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our country into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood and sisterhood.

    With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

    And this will be the day — this will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning:

    My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.
    Land where my fathers died, land of our heroes’ pride,From every mountainside, let freedom ring!