In the words of Dr. King
Most of you know, I am from the old school. I was taught to believe everyone puts their pants on one leg at a time. What does that mean? It means, in God’s eyes, we are all equal. One person is not better than another. Just because someone has more money than you with a better house and newer clothes does not make him one bit better than you.
Until the politicians in Washington totally mess this up, we still live in America... the land of democracy. Do not let your voice be silenced.
Be brave enough to educate yourself and develop your own opinions. Then have the strength to look even kings and queens directly in the eye and firmly allow your voice to be heard.
The great Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
All any of us need is a forgiving heart filled with compassion for what is right.
It is time, my friends, to finally listen to the words of Dr. King. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
A time will come, he said, when we must no longer be afraid to push forward for what is just. “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor political nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.”
The world, my friends, is bigger than one person.
Dr. King said, “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
Do not be afraid to form your own thoughts even if they are outside the box. And, most importantly, do not be afraid to stand firm on your beliefs and opinions. For we must all look in the mirror each night.
In the words of Dr. King, “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”
In a final note, remember D. King’s words, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
This week, and every week, may we celebrate the words of a great man with a dream for us all.