Many people put their best foot forward, even to the point of being untrue. On the good side, this effort is based on a positive attitude pushing them past obstacles that keep them from the happiness and peace they seek. On the dark side, smiling faces may mask lies and deceit used to create a false impression at the expense of others, or put another way, like me because I don’t like them. Together, the good and the bad are the shadows in life that distort reality. We often aren’t what we appear to be.
Yesterday, thousands upon thousands marched in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who had a dream. He spoke of a global life without shadows. Amen.