Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

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THE MAN

I'm not one to put another man on a pedestal. In fact, I try to avoid celebrating humans and their achievements because it seems far too many in our society are placed on pedestals for the smallest of successes. There's not better example of that than Hollywood where someone can be mediocre at their craft yet make millions and be treated like a god. Suddenly they can utter a 140-character tweet and be seen as philosophers. Or they can spend 30 minutes in front of a camera talking about a cause and seen as a Saint that will save the world. But I digress.

The point of today is to celebrate a truly remarkable man, Martin Luther King Jr. He was not born into a special family. He was not handed wealth or privilege. He was not gifted with a skill that appealed to the masses. He worked hard (with the help of his Creator, of course) to become a champion of the people. He fought in the trenches against the injustices of society. And he made an impact that will be felt for generations to come.

One lesson we can all learn from him: don't pay attention to the haters! He faced racism at a level most blacks can't comprehend, yet he ignored the hate, responded with love, and drove on. Far too many in our society (of all sexes and races) let their future be decided by how others treat them. We could all learn a lesson from Martin Luther King Jr., a man who let truth be his guide.

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. 

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Les & Sarah Oswald
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It is time for all of us to slow down today and ponder what everyone really dreams and hopes for. Afterall, we are all brothers and have to get along in this temporary and short residence on earth.

Jan 16, 2017 08:09 AM #1
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Doug Dawes
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Hi Nathan Gesner 

What a sad era it was when 3 of our champions were gunned down. Martin Luther King was a force and I think he'd be very saddened to see what is happening these days

Jan 16, 2017 11:32 AM #2
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Nathan Gesner
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Les & Sarah Oswald I agree. Social media doesn't help when everyone communicates in short blurbs and memes!

Doug Dawes he would be very sad indeed.

Jan 16, 2017 01:07 PM #3
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John Pusa
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 Nathan Gesner This is very good report on Martin Luther King Jr..

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