Monday, January 16

In Honor Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." 
   - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today we celebrate the life and light of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

His message still rings as true today as it did 45 years ago! However, it seems like this generation has quickly forgotten the challenges our grand parents and great grand parents had to surpass in order to secure freedom for us now.

This generation is so caught up in the gratification of self that they've lost the sense of community and sisterhood that our ancestors fought for tirelessly.  When I think about the boycotts, sit ins, and the protests and the marches the generations before us endured for something as basic as freedom, then I look at what we've done with this freedom and my heart gets heavy.

Nowadays we don't even want to send an email if something offends/troubles/affects us! 9 times out of 10 we complain and moan to our friends, family and co-workers but resolve it with 'well...what can we do about it??' The answer in PLENTY!

for what you believe in! MAKE NOISE when something's wrong!  Don't just sit by and let life happen to you.  We carry the responsibility on our shoulders to pave the way for the next generation as we have had the way paved for us!  

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
   - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   

As I was reading through quotes online I had a hard time picking a few for this post...there are so many great ones! What are some of your favorite MLK quotes?  Post them in the comments and lets reflect on them today.

1 comment:

rose said...

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."