This morning I was skimming through the internet to see if I could find any good articles to share, but the more I looked, the more “political” it became and the more I no longer wanted to read.
So many people can distort the true meaning of powerful words. One thing I know that I personally have learned from Martin Luther King Jr is to always remain true to my heart and to do what is right. Even if that means that you will be hated, or lose your life! If in the end, your words become more powerful than hate, and your spirit lives in legacy that can never be replaced; then that is definitely something worth leaving behind.
Martin Luther King Jr. not only became a voice for the African-American people, but for all people. Think about what our lives would be today had he not shared his heart with the world. Had he never said the words he said even though he knew he might one day be killed for them. Imagine what our world would be like today had he never had the courage to show love for all man-kind. He could have done things in such a different way; through anger, through hate, but he spoke with kindness, respect, and love to everyone, and that’s what made him legacy; and the more stunning when one considers that he was a private citizen who never ran for public office and never held any official role within government. Yet because his legacy and impact were greater than that of most presidents, King is rightly regarded as a modern father of the nation and his memorial now sits appropriately on the national mall.
I could go on and on, but the one thing I’m trying to say is- stay true to your heart and to what is right. As in one of the Reverend speeches he quoted: "How often are our lives characterized by a high blood pressure of creeds and an anemia of deeds!”
Let’s not just speak of good deeds and what is right, but let’s live by them as well!
Have a wonderful Martin Luther King Jr. Day!