Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
As we reflect on the memory of a painful 2020 and what has been a very challenging start to 2021, this is a good time to remember Dr. King’s soaring words, captured for all time on the granite walls of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC …
“We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
“Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a better person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.”
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of convenience and comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
As Dr. King’s inspiring words and the blessed memory of Daniel Pearl remind us, there is much more that binds us than divides us. We must come together as one community.