Who among us is not inspired by Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Had a Dream” speech? For many it guides our action and fills our imaginations of a world more just. But what if the dream is deferred or worse yet, denied? Langston Hughes’ poem “Harlem” stands with King’s dream as bookends to the chronic tragedy that holds our country back from fulfilling our national pledge of liberty and justice for all. This Sunday we celebrate Dr. King’s birthday with a tapestry of reflections on what happens when such a dream is deferred.