Ragamuffin Gal

".. from my ragged heart to yours"

January 17, 2011

**~ Imagined...*





Mark  and I were playing a game
the other night when he asked me this question:


If you could dine with anyone dead or alive,
who would it be?


Audrey Hepburn?  Corrie Ten Boom?
Rich Mullens?


No,


although they do share a lot in common
with the one I chose.


I have his quotes around my classroom,
I have them in my heart
and I believe in the truth
of his life ~


"It was the man who said these words:
Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that."


"Faith is taking the first step
even when you can't see
the whole staircase."


Thank you Dr. King for giving us a
dream and a hope.


Now, 
I ask you ..
Who would you most like to dine with?


If you would like to do more, become more like Martin Luther King,
You may like to visit the 29 gifts blog for suggestions of 25 things you
can do to make your community a better place.

13 comments:

The Primitique said...

I would like to dine with David's dad. Sadly, he died before David and I met. And I would like to meet the man who made the man that I love with all my heart. ~Mindy

Lynnae said...

In all seriousness, I would love to dine with Mr. Rogers. I think he was one of the kindest men to ever walk this planet. I've loved him since I was a little girl, and reruns of his show often bring a tear to my eye.

Suz said...

That will take some serious thinking, dear Katie, but I love your example of MLK and those quotes that make me want to cry!
Hugs,
Suz

~*~Patty S said...

Oh so beautiful and inspiring...words are so powerful!

My first thought was the Dalai Lama
but then I thought... being able to sit down again with our son Alex would be...well you know

thank you for touching my heart today dear one!
oxo

Joanna said...

Hello Katie, your comments on my blog about being around first graders so much that your spelling skills have diminished made me giggle! Brillent/brilliant - whatever! I'll gratefully accept either.

Who would I choose to dine with? Well, I've just read a book called 'Have a Little Faith' by Mitch Albom, who is Jewish (he also wrote The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie). He spent some years learning from his old rabbi, Albert Lewis. What an incredible man, with some extreme life experiences and a wonderful heart. I should point out that I actually have no particular religious leanings, although I do think of myself as spiritual. This man's view on life was inspirational. I can recommend this book. A meal with Albert would be the one I'd choose.

Have a lovely day,

xxx

Jeanie said...

I love this post -- I have been working (for months) on my "Imaginary Dinner Party" post -- the eight people I'd invite to dinner. I hope I finish it soon! One of those who would be there is Rachel Naomi Remen, a doctor and author whom I find more inspiring than almost anything.

Lynnae mentioned Mister Rogers -- I had the pleasure of meeting him at a PBS meeting and he was as wonderful and caring to a LONG line of people (spending a great deal of time with each person) as he is on TV. All the folks I've met from "the neighborhood" are. Love it.

Jeanie said...

By the way, I meant to say that kitchen/table/stove -- WONDERFUL!

Patti said...

Beautiful post Katie! I would like to dine- one more time- with my Dad and tell him all the things I wished I had when he was alive. I would also bring Molly so he could meet his granddaughter. I am getting teary thinking and wishing for that...

Relyn said...

Great post! I would dine with Corrie ten Boom, Thomas Jefferson, Sherman Alexie, and George and Laura Bush.

We live in the said...

I think either Peter or Paul; to find out about them and their conversion to following Christ. They are among my favorites in the Bible. Or, perhaps Esther to ask her about the year of preparation to meet the King. Maybe Mary, how she felt when told she'd bear the Christ child.

Snugglebug Blessings said...

I love this post. I would have to say, I would love to dine with no other than Jesus, as all other men and women have some greatness, I would love to dine with the one and only. I have dreamed about him twice and love him more every day. To talk with him face to face would be the most wonderful experience ever and one day I will get to dine with my loving savior. God bless. Cathy

dulcy said...

Easy.... go back about 30 years and dine with my mom. She was always the very experimental cook. I would go up to K.C. and we would have a glass or 2 of wine, chat, and she would make something marvelous!
xo

Lovey said...

THE FATHER!
GREAT QUESTION...