In tribute to Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, let us recall some inspiring ideas he shared with the world. He said that unconditional love must be our power in the struggle for justice and peace. It is indeed the most powerful force in all of life’s struggles. And love begins at home. Before we can love and care for another adequately, we must first learn to love and care for ourselves properly. He explained the deeper meaning of love, or Agape, the strength to love, and the power of non-violent resistance, which still inspires oppressed peoples all over the world today.
He believed that all life is interrelated and that we are all brothers and sisters of a common father. He believed that every human being has a birthright of freedom, dignity, and worth. He preached forgiveness and understanding for all, and to live by faith and not by sight.
So today in 2018 as we remember his legacy let us affirm that we will keep striding toward the city of freedom, using only the power of love, so that justice will continue to roll down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream. We continue to overcome, collectively and personally.
“Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.”
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I am ready to make positive changes.
All that I seek is already within me.
I am on the path to achieving my goals.
I am grateful for my life, the people in it and all that is possible for me.
I completely love and accept myself.