Monday, January 21, 2008

We Need Martin Luther King Jr.

Today we honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a National Holiday. I've seen banners and heard comments reducing this day to a free pass from school or work. Maybe to some people it is. I believe today more than ever we need MLK's words to re-ignite the passion our country has lost under our current Presidential Administration.

Martin Luther King spoke to Civil Rights and unrest in our country in the 1950's and 1960's, but his message is universal. I feel his words offer the inspiration to bring our society out of the darkness we have succumb.

Here are five quotes from Martin Luther King Jr, that I feel speak to our current national unrest. What a brilliant man that truly deserves the honor he has been bestowed every third Monday in January.

"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."

"The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one."

"The time is always right to do what is right."

"Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows."

"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."

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