02/15/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Our Hope in Obama, Our Hearts to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr drove this nation to its own truth, namely that all people are created equal. Once equal, then he asks us to dance to the higher tunes; rule of law, nonviolence, protection of the weakest of us. He knew and preached that human service, the taking care of one another, was the highest calling. Enrichment began in healthy and helping exchanges. The poor are not the objects of our affections but the fellow travelers just like us and they have much to give; their time, their love, their poetry, their thoughts, and their very lives. The contract between people to be decent to one another is the thread by which we must live. And not just us, we must demand of our governments the same standards they ask of us.

We miss Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr each day. His day, our day, asks each of us to stand up for decency and justice and non violence in our time, in our community, in our family, and in our world.

The "clarion call" by Causecast for a "day of service" is clear and righteous and I hope spreads across the land that still needs its truth to be practiced in all of our lives, enriched by this single and mighty force called Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Watch me speak of freedom, Dr. Martin Luther King, and my hope in President Elect Obama.

Jack Healey is a Causecast Leader is a dedicated and passionate individual, a change-maker, living each day to make a significant positive impact in our world. Causecast leaders include athletes, celebrities, artists, students, musicians, politicians, teachers, mothers and more -- people who are committed to change and give their time, service, resources and influence for the betterment of tomorrow.