For many across our country today isn’t just a day off work. It’s not just a day we don’t get mail. For many today is in honor of not just an incredible man, but the movement he represented. Last month I had the chance seeing the MLK Memorial in Washington DC. To be honest, it was perhaps my favorite of all the memorials. The giant statue of a preacher who wouldn’t sit by and let injustice rule our nation. Today’s post is simply a few of the quotes that spoke to me from the engraved granite as I wandered the memorial.
“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.”
“It is not enough to say, ‘we must not wage war.’ It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war, but on the positive affirmation of peace.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”