Getting Real About Life, about Love, and about God

Monday, January 18, 2010

Reflecting on Martin Luther King Jr.

In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. I will share a few of the things he said for us to reflect upon. Let me know your thoughts and how you apply his words today. Here are some of my favorites:

"A lie cannot live."

"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."


"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."

"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it."

"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.""In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

"Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul."

"That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing."

"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."

"To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing."

"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies."

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."

"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend."

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

Something to think about as we take a day of work.

Love today.

In Christ's love and mine,
Doug

No comments: