Saturday, January 15, 2011

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr on this day

Remembering Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 82nd anniversary of his birth.

Dr. King's words are still relevant today:
"If we assume that life is worth living and that humans have the right to survival,
then we must find an alternative to war.
In a day when vehicles hurtle through outer space, and guided ballistic missiles carve highways of death through the stratosphere, no nation can claim victory in war.
The church cannot be silent while humankind faces the threat of nuclear annihilation.
If the church is true to her mission, she must call for an end to the arms race.
I am convinced that if we succumb to the temptation to use violence in our struggle for freedom, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and our chief legacy to them will be a never ending reign of chaos.
Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude."
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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