How do we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Pulling from his “I Have a Dream” speech, here are 7 suggestions:
Do the right things – “we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds.”
Let go of bitterness and anger – “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”
Remove violence from our cities – “We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.” (For a riveting read on MLK’s influence on the stopping of violence, read THIS.)
Assist someone less fortunate – Help “the rough places…be made plain” in someone’s life.
Look for the bright side of life – “Let us not wallow in the valley of despair”.
Hug a brother of another color – Expand your friend base. King had a dream that “little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.”
Let the glory of the Lord shine through you – “and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”
Let the dream be lived in us.
How are you going to celebrate the legacy?