“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” [Martin Luther King, Jr.]
As a 53 year-old, I believe that I am leading a rich and exciting life and that I am doing my little bit to make the world a better place. But look at Martin Luther King, Jr. He, too, was a clergyman and did his best. He never held public office and yet is one of only 4 individuals honored by a National Holiday. King’s contribution to our making our union “more perfect” cannot be overstated. His participation in the nonviolent campaign for Civil Rights ended with his assassination in 1968 when he was only 39 years old.
Thank you, Lord, for the gift of Martin Luther King, Jr.