Day 279 – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

3 HUGS, 2 children, 1 husband

Imagine a world full of injustice. Then, imagine you can change it all with love, not violence. People would call you crazy, people would think you were insane. Imagine you proved them all wrong. I mourn for the man that I never had the opportunity to hear speak. I mourn for the injustice of a life cut too short. He gave his life to change the outcome of others lives. He allows me to believe that perhaps one day love will conquer all.

Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one’s soul.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But… the good Samaritan reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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I have to admit, that last quote struck me wrong. I wasn’t going to include it. It felt like a personal attack on me after all, I can be shy. I don’t know that I would have the strength to stand up for a cause the way he did. Then I realized it was simply my own insecurities keeping me from hearing the message. He was looking to inspire someone like me to see their insecurities and know that making a change for the better will improve not only my life but those around me as well. 43 years after someone tried to silence your message Dr. King, I hear it loud and clear.

Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.

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