Today is Martin Luther King day. A day of remembrance and thankfulness. A time to reflect on all that has been done by people in the past to get us to where we are today. Particularly those people who suffered and were persecuted to correct wrongs and injustices in our society.
These people had a purpose beyond their own lives. A purpose that motivated them to go out into hostile situations and face the possibility of harm and even death. This inner drive was one that allowed them to see beyond their lives as individuals and see how they needed to change society. It was a purpose larger than themselves. It was a purpose outlined in Martin Luther King’s dream – one in which all people of the world would be judged by the character and not by the color of their skin.
I am very grateful to be able to remember and reflect on this.