On this day when we recall the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we can also be inspired by the courage he showed in dark and dangerous times. His words continue to remind each of us to find our own words to speak out every day for a tolerant and just society.
"We have an opportunity to make America a better nation." These words, spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this day in 1968 shortly before his death, are just as true today. They still give courage to people of all nations who seek a more fair and just society. Dr. King lived without fear and his life reminds us how much can be accomplished by standing strong for what is right.
On this day of remembrance of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. let’s recall what he lived and worked for fearlessly each day. In the style of the prophets, he called on society to grow in tolerance and justice. And in these difficult times, let’s not forget that unique strength he shared through his words and actions on behalf of all people.