Day #314: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am grateful for the wisdom left to us by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When I slip into despair, I often read one of his speeches, or a part of one of his books.It is here I find hope and a boundless belief in the power of love and the practice of peace. In June 1959, Dr. King wrote, “John Donne caught it years ago and placed it in graphic terms: ‘No man is an island entire of itself. Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.’ And he goes on toward the end to say, ‘Any man’s death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind; therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.’ We must see this, believe this, and live by it if we are to remain awake through a great revolution.” A great revolution … is that what is happening around us?

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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