Monday, January 21, 2008

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

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.

- Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love, 1963
When you say Martin Luther King, a lot of us immediately think of his famous "I Have A Dream Speech." And even though we still face some degree of racism, for the most part we are living products of MLK's dream.

Gone are the days of White Only restrooms, water fountains; no more sitting at the back of the bus. Most of us are so blessed that we don't have to rely upon public transportation.

As we give thanks to God, Martin Luther King, Jr, and all of the people who fought for our civil rights--fought for us to be treated like human beings, what is your dream today for our youth of tomorrow?
-Linda R. Herman, author of Consequences: When Love is Blind

1 comment:

Shelia said...

I love that quote. It rings so true. He was a wise man.