47 years ago today at around 6:00pm a bullet ended the life of the world’s greatest Dreamer. Can you and I begin to imagine how much better this world would be today if Dr. King had been allowed another year or even 47 more years? The wisdom of an 86 year old Dr. King would be amazing. I wish I was living in that world but we are where we are. If we choose to live and share Dr. King’s message now, we will be doing our part to bring the beloved community one step closer to reality.
If you are younger than 47 years of age, you did not experience the impact Dr. King’s death had on our country. If you are under 35, you may not be aware of all of Dr. King’s writings, his legacy and all that he did to make this world a better place for all. If you live in Atlanta or visit Atlanta go to the King Center and Ebenezer Baptist Church. You can also “Google” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and read for days and days. None of your days will be wasted.
A few of my favorite Dr. King quotes:
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend”.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”.
“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.”
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