The Message of Martin Luther King Jr.

Reblogged from A View from The Edge

(The following is a update to a post I originally published in January 2015.)

With the events of the past two years, it would be difficult to argue that our nation has made substantial progress towards Dr. King’s vision of an America reflective of a “beautiful symphony of brotherhood.”

I continue to worry about the polarization of American society – politically, socially, and financially. We all bear some level of responsibility. One of the important tenets of Dr. King’s writings is the importance of our individual role in promoting the ideals that “all men are created equal” and that all human beings are worthy of respect, kindness, and love.

Moreover, Dr. King reminds us of the urgency to stand up for our beliefs and the ideals that make America a beacon of hope for so many: “Our lives begin to end when we become silent about things that matter.” 

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