I have a dream

one-has-a-moral-responsibility-to-disobey-unjust-laws-martin-luther-king-libertarian-quote.pngTomorrow we remember Martin Luther King Jr. I wonder what this means in your mind, heart, and schedule tomorrow? Today I have taken time to listen to his speech, reading and learning more about him and considering the compelling questions that result from Dr. King’s life and teachings. 

The King Center posts the following on their web page:

It is a day of interracial and intercultural cooperation and sharing. No other day of the year brings so many peoples from different cultural backgrounds together in such a vibrant spirit of brother and sisterhood. Whether you are African-American, Hispanic or Native American, whether you are Caucasian or Asian-American, you are part of the great dream Martin Luther King, Jr. had for America. This is not a black holiday; it is a peoples’ holiday. And it is the young people of all races and religions who hold the keys to the fulfillment of his dream.

Dr. King once said that we all have to decide whether we “will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. Life’s most persistent and nagging question, he said, is `what are you doing for others?’” he would quote Mark 9:35, the scripture in which Jesus of Nazareth tells James and John “…whosoever will be great among you shall be your servant; and whosoever among you will be the first shall be the servant of all.” And when Martin talked about the end of his mortal life in one of his last sermons, on February 4, 1968, in the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church, even then he lifted up the value of service as the hallmark of a full life. “I’d like somebody to mention on that day Martin Luther King, Jr. tried to give his life serving others,” he said. “I want you to say on that day, that I did try in my life…to love and serve humanity.

We call you to commemorate this Holiday by making your personal commitment to serve humanity with the vibrant spirit of unconditional love that was his greatest strength, and which empowered all of the great victories of his leadership. And with our hearts open to this spirit of unconditional love, we can indeed achieve the Beloved Community of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream.

What role will I play in unconditional love and service to all people? What role will you play in achieving the community of Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream? Some of his great quotes inspire me to join the vision again and perhaps most importantly to remember to speak the truth and not be silent.

As I end this post tonight, I leave you with some of my favorite quotes from this man who cast a vision and is known for his courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service.

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.             

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    

Martin Luther King, Jr.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Author: trishborgdorff

I am on a life long journey to live with integrity, honesty, kindness and full of grace.

One thought on “I have a dream”

  1. Remembering your nation in prayer-often.

    Aunt Marg

    On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 8:20 PM, Journey to my heart…. wrote:

    > trishborgdorff posted: “Tomorrow we remember Martin Luther King Jr. I > wonder what this means in your mind, heart, and schedule tomorrow? Today I > have taken time to listen to his speech, reading and learning more about > him and considering the very powerful questions that result f” >

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