Monday, January 21, 2013

Martin Luther King day message

Martin Luther King day message

Probably one of, if not the greatest, leaders in the history of the United States was and is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. You don’t have to be a president, king, or governor to be a leader. In fact some of those ‘leaders’ are not leaders at all and many of them brought the greatest evil in history of this world. A leader does so with their actions. Dr. King lead by example. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that.” This quote sums the life and message of Dr. King.

We hear and see a lot of postings of his quotes on this day but do we really take them to heart. Often I get chills reading some of these quotes. His message has sounded like an echo throughout our history and his message is as true as the day he said it. In the eyes of God we are equal. It’s not such an easy concept for our flawed human logic to grasp but it is true. We are all created equal and of free will. We as a human race ignore that simple truth day after day. When one stops and takes a deep thought about that we can understand that this is true but for selfish reasons ignore it. I pray for enlightenment today and everyday. We should use the wisdom of Dr. King to guide you as a leader, as a parent, as a boss… It is those who lead by example and not by an iron fist who will bring light into the world. With so much darkness it is often hard to see the light. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” You might think that you are just one person. “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”

Today as we honor Dr. King I believe if he were alive today he would not welcome being honored but instead ask that we all study his words, let them cycle within our hearts. Let them guide us to a path of enlightenment. “Almost always the creative dedicated minority y has made the world better.”

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daylight of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…I believe that the unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

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