Monday, January 16, 2006
They took your life, they could not take your PRIDE
If you want to be important—wonderful. If you want to be recognized—wonderful. If you want to be great—wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That's a new definition of greatness.
And this morning, the thing that I like about it: by giving that definition of greatness, it means that everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve. You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. And you can be that servant.
~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., from The Drum Major Instinct speech
Today is the day that we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who, as my brother says, changed our nation. His work and his spirit hopefully continue to do so today. Let us carry on his work, let us dream his dream. Let us not think of this day as a day off, but a day on.
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