Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
A day where we remember Martin Luther King Jr., and try our best to live up to his principles. But which principles? We all know about the “I have a dream” speech, but how can the “I have a dream” speech become more than a dream, and become reality?
By adhering to Martin Luther King’s own words.
Words like, “Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” It is easy to complain of bigotry, discrimination and racism, but it is harder to do the necessary thing, and take the first step towards reconciliation. We must continue to make such steps, even though we do not see the finish line, the light at the end of the tunnel, the end to our fight for racial healing, reconciliation, or even an entire staircase.
Always remember these words: John 13:35 NIV reminds us that “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
We must spread the message of “Love thy neighbor,” just like Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jesus Christ would have done.
Have a blessed Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Mark Crear, Ph.D.
Executive Director of the AACC Multicultural Division