On this day that we remember the ministry and legacy of Dr. King I give thanks to God for his risk-taking passion for equality for all people. The willingness to put oneself at risk for a greater good for all is what separates great people from good people. Dr. King was great. The suffering, persecutions and ultimate death he experienced were sacrifices that he willingly made for the cause of justice. No great advancement in human society happens without this powerful witness. If something is worth dying for it is vitally important. The lives of all people have been challenged and enriched by the accomplishments of the Civil Rights movement. A great sacrifice has made a great gain for all people for all times. His work goes on as people of like minds work for equality and advancement.
Where do you see people being denied their
rights in this world? In the spirit of
Dr. King and in honor of Dr. King, be willing to risk your personal security and
resources to make changes happen.