Monday, January 18, 2010

It's Not Just a Holiday: 'I'm Not Fearing Any Man'

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A great man:

Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people will get to the promised land. And I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.

Today we celebrate the birth - and life - of Dr. King, a man of conviction, and a role model for us all.

It's not "just a holiday" or a day off from work - it's an opportunity for us all to reflect on who we are, the content of our own individual character, and a moment to reflect on the depths (of lack) of truth in our own convictions, beliefs, and compassion for our fellow man, and our ability to act upon them.

I am not a religious man, personally, but don't squander the opportunity to reflect on the importance of Dr. King's words, deeds, and impact on the world around us.

His words are universal and still relevant in these troubled times.

- ferg


Post a Comment

<< Home