How does positive change come about in families, churches, neighborhoods, communities, cities, states, nations, the world in which we live? Taking action with the guidance of “good character” as the main ingredient with unconditional love.
Martin Luther King, Jr. knew what change required. He outlined a vision of America that was inclusive, where the color of a person’s skin had no importance compared to the content of a person’s character. We believe his statements are true and accurate.
Who is Martin Luther King?
Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.? He was a very talented pastor and a man that loved God and people. His many speeches are so memorable due to how he clearly communicated a vision that was moving and powerful with the words he chose. He helped us to understand how life could be instead of the reality of the ugly racism that was very much alive then and even today.
“I Have A Dream” meant so much to him, his family, friends, other followers and to us today. This speech, among others, envisioned a world when people will no longer be divided by race and hatred. He focused on the “dream” he had for us all. This dream is inspired by the action we all must take to accomplish the intended reality.
Today, we celebrate the birth and life of Martin Luther King Jr. This holiday commemorates his life and work. He dedicated his life to the service of others as a pastor, and a civil rights activist.
Listen and Act Upon the Words of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King
Every year on the third Monday in January, Martin Luther King Jr.’s National Day of Service. Coretta Scott King stated, “The greatest birthday gift my husband could receive is if people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds celebrated the holiday by performing individual acts of kindness through service to others.”
It is the only national service holiday. Americans are encouraged to honor Dr. King’s life and service by serving others and their communities. Dr. King said, “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
We believe this is true. Rest in peace as we continue to be motivated not just by your powerful words, but by your sincere good actions and lifetime achievements full of living color. It is our hope and prayer, as yours, that this nation and the world will no longer be divided by race and hatred.
Hope for Children Foundation