honoring the man who dared to stand

In honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther’s King’s celebrated day today, I have selected some of my favorite quotes by him.   I consider him to be one of my heroes, and his words have mentored me through many a season in my life.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. 20130404-100112.jpg

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.

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.

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.20130404-100101.jpg

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