Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Talk about lovers of words and MLK, Jr. is someone who always comes to mind. He understood the power and glory of words as well as actions and to this day, his quotes and his writings remain relevant and important…

Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they can not communicate; they can not communicate because they are separated.

Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, 1958

“Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.”

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

There’s another reason why you should love your enemies, and that is because hate distorts the personality of the hater. We usually think of what hate does for the individual hated or the individuals hated or the groups hated. But it is even more tragic, it is even more ruinous and injurious to the individual who hates. … For the person who hates, the true becomes false and the false becomes true. That’s what hate does.

Loving Your Enemies – Sermon 1957

One comment to “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day”

  1. Amy B.
    January 19th, 2011 at 10:21 pm · Link

    Wonderful blog post, Lauren. Thank you!