On this anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,we remember the memorable things he said.
From his famous “I have a dream” speech to his sermons from the pulpit to the news interviews he did in which he said things many people at the time didn’t want to hear.
King challenged pretty much everyone, from whites to fellow blacks, from churches to Congress, he was not afraid to say what he thought needed to be said.
So it makes you wonder what the reverend Dr. King would say today, if he were still around now.
Chances are he’d still be calling for what he was calling for back in the 1960’s. He’d be calling for equal opportunity for all. He’d be calling for people to love and not hate, and he’d be calling for people to follow the examples of goodness and faith from the Bible that he talked about more than 50 years ago.
And in this time of political division in America, during which are things said that are harsh and mean, and with lots of concern about immigration and people who are different in background and faith, there are two things he said back then that would be good for him to say today if he were still alive.
The things he said about not judging people on what they look like on the outside but on what their character is on the inside. And the other thing he said about all of us having come on different ships, but all being in the same boat now.
Things worth remembering on this day that we remember the all too early death of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.