Today as we honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr., we continue to look to him for encouragement and rationality, in a world that seems to have gone completely mad.
As a society we could benefit so greatly by adopting and practicing more of what he tried to teach us over 50 years ago. Those messages of love not, hate. Messages of unity, acceptance, full of common sense. Messages very similar to those of Jesus Christ.
Some of the Martin Luther King Jr. quotes that support my observations:
"Let no man pull you so low as to hate him."
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
“One day we will learn that the heart can never be totally right when the head is totally wrong."
"Hate is too great a burden to bear. I have decided to love."
Martin Luther King Jr.'s words make me want to be better and do better and I bet they do you too. His words just make common sense! Mini Motivators Value Pack, Common Sense Faith – Truepost Inc.
As encouraging and rational as Martin Luther King's words were, they're obviously very difficult for us a society to follow. Using common sense can be hard... and he's heartbroken, I'm sure, as he looks down and see us in such conflict with our neighbor's.
He so believed that our world, could be changed by a little conversation and an examination of our own hearts. He believed together we could be better, stronger and wiser. Jesus believed this too!
I think if Martin Luther King Jr. was here with us today, he might remind us of one of the most important commands that Jesus gave each of us... "Love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:37-39) I think he'd share with us the importance of following Jesus' example. I think he'd invite us to get our heads right, so our hearts could follow. And I'm certain he'd encourage us to use a little common sense!
I know he'd still "have a "dream" and completely believe that it's never too late for us to be better, stronger and wiser.
Lynda Pannelli, Truepost Founder