…In Honor of His and Many Others’ Efforts

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 Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.

~Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. He was a Baptist minister, Nobel Peace Prize Winner, and civil rights leader who championed justice and equality. As he said, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Today, many honor the efforts of Dr. King, as well as those who knew and acknowledged injustices, working to provide equality.  Martin Luther King’s dream was: that the inhabitants of the United States would be judged by their personal qualities and not by the color of their skin.

We can still peacefully fight injustice. We can pray; be watchful, speak up, or even be prepared to dial 9-1-1 when we see someone being mistreated.  We can also admit our personal struggles with various forms of injustices, ask God for forgiveness and the strength to treat All people according to His plans.

So, whatever your thoughts about Martin Luther King, Jr., as God’s children, we can see clearly to combat the injustice around us with a merciful attitude (Micah 6:8; James 1:27).

I am grateful for God’s provision through Martin Luther King and many who spoke out against injustice and those who continue to do so in and by God’s strength and wisdom.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. –Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–68)

~Shelly

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