Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a profound leader in the Civil Rights Movement. I think one of the most admirable things about Martin Luther King Jr. and his stand on civil rights is that he fought for all people. He wasn’t just fighting for African American equal rights but all men. Martin didn’t want mankind to judge or see one another because of their outer appearance or color of their skin but simply by the content of their character. “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968 and I was just 3 years old. Imagine if Martin had lived to see the first African American President, Barack Obama be elected not once but twice with a total of 8 years in office. God is Good! Even though our President Elect Donald Trump has his challenges he is still our President elected by the citizens of the United States of America. Martin could certainly share a few words of wisdom with our president elect, “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others? The time is always right to do what is right. We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. 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. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Well said, Dr. King. You are genuinely missed by many who were moved by your acts of love, kindness and commitment to mankind. The Bible says in Proverbs 3:13 KJV, Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
Brenda Cares Corner Ministry
Ordained Christian Minister