Monday, January 18, 2010

MLK’s dream lives on

Today we celebrate the legacy of one of history’s greatest humanitarians and are reminded that diversity and equal opportunity make the world a better place.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. envisioned a dream in which all are free to pursue lives of happiness and prosperity. He spoke of a world in which humankind was blind to prejudice and opposed to unjust persecution. He spoke of unity, civility and humility.

Take notice of your fellow man today. Is he or she so much different than you? Don’t we all want peace for our families? Don’t we all have talents and compassion? Don’t we all have dreams?

We are a better people when we share and celebrate our strengths, respect our faiths and reach out to one another. Dr. King held these truths to be self-evident and if we look at the world through honest eyes, his vision is shared by us all.

With all that we face in the 21st century, Dr. King’s powerful words ring true today as much as they did when he spoke them 46 years ago.

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

Today and always, let’s honor through our actions the dream of Dr. King.

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