Birthday of Rosa Parks
An extraordinary woman!
1913 - 2005
In memory of Rosa Parks
We thank God for your life, Sister Rosa Parks.
You sat down for justice,
So hundreds of thousands of Americans could stand up in dignity.
You were the spark of the non-violent Civil Rights Movement,
The catalyst that changed an entire society,
Helping us all to recognize the unjust system of segregation.
We are thankful for your generous spirit and quiet courage
That gave hope to so many and that inspired an entire generation.
You will remain a role model for us,
Reminding us what one person can do
To challenge injustice in a peaceful way.
We do not know what roles our prayers and actions may have.
Like you, we trust in the Spirit to move us.
May we, too, take those small steps that can open the way to a better world.