Monday, January 16, 2012

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Junior was a great man, indisputably. But most forget who he really was. Many don't know from whence he pulled his inspiration, or on what foundation he stood. Martin Luther knew God, and as for himself, did not care much of his fate. He worked for equality because God works for equality, and he saw others suffering by the evils left unchecked. He spoke of peace not only for the oppressed, but also for the oppressors. This man had a dream. This man did not have a fantasy, nor a wish, but a vision from God. He chose not to protect himself in the times of suffering, but to stand up not for himself, for for his people. This man knew God, and God gave him his dream.

He looked not to gain welfare or political power or a job status or representation or an apology or even respect because of the color of his skin, but asked only to be able to peaceably fight for the right to be heard on account of his character, and counted worthy as anyone else to be heard for his good words of good will to all men.

"I have a dream that my poor little children will someday live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream!"

His last speach:


 
written by Michaela Danielle

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