On this day, let us remember not just a man but a leader, a believer, as well as a high achiever. Some say dreams come true, and Dr King’s “I Have A Dream” speech’s words ring loud in our bodies, minds, and spirits to this day as we look around in our home, our lives, our communities, and our hearts.
A great man once said, “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.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
Doctor MARTIN LUTHER KING JR
Ask yourself: has Doctor King’s dream come to light? Or did we leave his dream in the darkness? My dear, sweet nation; could this be that we are so lost in the hate of the world that we can’t love? That we can’t shine? That we can’t stand together as a nation?
I think that we are all blinded by fear. We must execute our fears with faith. My nation, we shall overcome someday – yes, we are free yet still we hold ourselves as prisoners in the black and white lines that we were taught not to cross. Today, let us remember Dr. King taught truth, power, leadership and love for all. Let us all embody his dream and let it shine as bright as can be. Happy Birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King.
Written by Jasmine Powell and Felicia Greenly