Monday, January 21, 2008

an MLK day

"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted"
Martin Luther King, Jr.
i often feel 'creatively malajusted'. this quote makes it almost seem like a good thing!
i took the time this morning to reflect on the man, the myth, the spirit behind the national holiday that is keeping things quieter than normal today.
of course Martin Luther King, Jr. was not the first nor will he be the last to reflect the powerful message of truth in love rather than hate and peace rather than perpetuating voilence, but like the others who came forth and suffered for it, he knew that to be silent at a time when silence was rewarded and ignorance was an accepted standard would be to deny an inalienable truth.
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter"
Martin Luther King, Jr.
i often wish i had just 1/25th the courage Dr. King had. i'm working on it . . . progress seems slow.
meanwhile, i appreciated the opportunity to take the time to meditate on his message, which no matter how many times i hear it or read it holds some new inspiring aspect.
i encourage you to take the time to watch history in action and see what inspires you today.

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