Monday January 18th, 2021 we take a day to honor a great man and leader in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who believed in loving each other, and bringing peace not just in the United States but globally around the world. King envisioned unity not division within humanity. He taught us that love is stronger than hate and how all God’s children were created equal. A lesson Dr. King focused on teaching everyone that it’s not about your appearance what’s more important is what you possess on the inside of your heart much like he learned growing up in church and surrounded by his loving family. King learned to to find his faith through God despite the pain of those days in America due to racial segregation. He saw injustices begin to occur in the country. Many people would be afraid to even speak up against such hate crimes. King found a way to fight the battle by unifying Blacks and Whites and for all races to come together to stand up and combat these travesties.
King lead marches to show how passionate he was about the cause that all men and women of all colors should be able to co-exist and live in the world, even while living in a nation where certain people cast judgement before getting to learn about the other person. He believed love could conquer all the hate. Dr. King became a hero for what is known as the Civil Rights Movement. He was not just a minister but a public servant in a time when everybody needed one. King’s mission went above politics and it was not about certain agendas in Washington. He realized this was not about Democrats and Republicans.
The issue was with people who chose to fill their hearts with hate. God created mankind equal and King believed this. He conveyed his positive message of hope for all the masses who listened and hung on his every word because it was truly inspiring to hear. Such a convicted orator who knew people depended on him. Thankfully we have his speeches because new generations will always need to be reminded of his words. So, I want to personally Thank God for a man like a Dr. Martin Luther King who taught us all the real meaning of what it means to stay united instead of being divided. For someone whose time came after Dr. King, I’m still touched when I watch his speeches they move me even now in modern times.
I’ll leave you with some famous quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
“Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.”