I love to be inspired. I love learning about people who’s sole mission is to inspire. Who have stories of hope and want nothing more than to bring light into this dark world. Who will go up against all odds and fight enemies trying to knock them down to do what is right, for themselves, for their families, for the creatures that walk this earth and the future generations that will come.
I remember always waiting for the weeks in the school year when we would begin the topic of Dr. King and his legacy. This was one person I could never tire learning about. I love people who inspire. Who leave this earth (sometimes too soon) but leave an entire legacy worth remembering and fighting for behind.
This was a man who was hated by so many, but did not allow the fear, the anger and the violence to deter him from his life’s mission. He did so in a way that many believed wouldn’t fulfill the purpose or reach the dream millions of people longed for. Peace was at the center of his mind.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
It’s a juxtaposition really; fighting a battle with peace and love when violence is usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a battle. But it was that same violence that forced people to realize that it would never end if it kept going on like this. This man reminds me so much of the God I serve and what He stands for. Dr. King preached this quote in one of his sermons and it falls in line with what God calls His people to do daily.
He wants us to be a light in this world and to those around us. He wants us to love one another because at the end of the day, we are all sinners, We all bare the same weak flesh that causes us to react with emotions that hinder the ability to become that light. There is so much suffering in the world, and unfortunately, a lot of that suffering is derived from peoples attitudes towards the color of another’s skin.
We all bare the same weak flesh that causes us to react with emotions that hinder the ability to become that light.
I didn’t know anything about racism growing up because racism wasn’t taught in my house. But disgustingly enough, it’s rooted in the ancestry, the culture and the blood of one too many generations. Even though racism is still alive today as it was in the past, the legacy that was left behind was one that will surely be fought for, implemented and remembered, no matter how dark the days may become.
I think given what happened in 2020, we know just how dark it can get. But I can guarantee that if Dr. King was alive today, although saddened to see where we are as a country, I can only imagine the pride he would feel at seeing the younger generations protesting and taking a stand against the injustices all around the world in the way he always strived for. He was a man of God and a man for humankind.
Thank you Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for building a legacy of love and peace that has penetrated the walls of hatred and ignorance throughout history and into our present day to day lives. It has become the armor we use to fight back the injustice that exists today and your dream will forever be the one we strive to keep alive.