The Content of Your Character

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Real Estate Agent with ERA Queen City Realty

Originally written four years ago on January 15, 2007, I find the article just as relevant today, given the recent national headlines:

 

kingToday we celebrate the birthday of one of America's greatest men, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man light years ahead of his time. His commitment to principle and his personal responsibility to be a catalyst for change, represents the ultimate sacrifice, it speaks to his character. He understood that "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" and that "whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly".

This gifted intellectual, stepped outside of his comfort zone and followed his calling to pick up the gauntlet and lead the multitudes to the proverbial "Promised Land", a place where "the beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace is more precious than diamonds or silver or gold", a place Offering Sanctuary to All in the Storms of Life.

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Dr. King's lived experiences taught him that "violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred and not love". Well equipped to travel the journey of change with us, he did so, as long as he could, for as far as he could. It is now our responsibility to continue onward. What will be your sacrifice for a better world? What will be your legacy? How will your character be judged?

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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
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The late great Rev.Dr.Martin Luther King Jr was a great man of God who was man of character. If he was still alive,I wonder what this country would be like? Thanks for sharing William. Have a great weekend. Great post.

Jan 15, 2011 02:50 PM #1
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William Collins
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Lanre, thanks for stopping by. I agree with you and believe if he were alive today, that he would want everyone to understand the importance of good character

Jan 18, 2011 07:19 PM #2
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Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
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William, the Reverend Martin Luther King was a man I never met, yet his words and deeds influenced my life choices. In 1983, I was in DC for the 20 years later march. In just 2 years, it will be 50 years since his speech at the Washington Monument. Collectively, we can do better, especially if we work to make a difference every day.

Jan 19, 2011 04:23 PM #3
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Alexsandra Stewart
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He was a brave man -- and there are so few in public life today.  Many in private life  making brave choices to speak up and live lives of character.  Sadly though, so few  in the spotlight who make a stand to inspire others. 

Jan 21, 2011 05:36 AM #4
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Akil Walker
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William,

 

Great post anytime of year.

 

thanks for the quote

Jan 30, 2011 07:29 AM #5
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