Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Martin Luther King day
Today we celebrate the birth and life of a truly inspiring and
amazing man, Martin Luther King, Jr.
I leave you with some of his wise words:
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes
through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs
and work for our freedom.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate
cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who
helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting
against it is really cooperating with it.
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.
Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a
man, but you refuse to hate him.
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.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on
military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching