I could write and write and write about the Gospel truths spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

But he’s the great orator. Let’s make a space for him to speak.

If you feel weighed down or despairing over the racism rampant in the world today, remember this…
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”

If you wonder what kind of difference you can make, remember this…

“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” 

If you read more great words from this great man today, feel free to share them in the Comments here.

Here are some more that stopped me in my tracks today.

They were shared by Lindsay Marshall, a high school teacher and mother whose students are blessed to have her:

Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shores, the scar of racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or to feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it. (“Why We Can’t Wait,” 1963)

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I would love to copy the quotations I found in this piece by Christina Cleveland, but better to send you to the page that shared them.

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