We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.
There is an invisible book of life that faithfully records our vigilance or our neglect.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) remains one of America’s most influential voices in the public arena of civil rights. These quotes came from a speech given at the Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967 (almost exactly a year before his tragic assassination).
I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.
Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love.
The words of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) continue to reverberate around the world. In America, we honor his vision of peace, understanding, and justice on the third Monday of every January. May we all continue to strive for a world filled with the power of love.
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it. Cowardice represses fear and is thereby mastered by it.
From Mark 5:35-36: “While He was still speaking, some people came from the leader’s house to say, ‘Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the teacher any further?’ But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the synagogue, ‘Do not fear, only believe.'”