Monday, January 19, 2009

The Voice of Martin Luther King, Jr.

In honor of MLK Day, I thought it would be fitting to post some good deed type quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. himself.

I hope these will inspire you to meditate on change, compassion, selflessness and giving today. Dr. King did not take the easy path. He could easily have said it was too hard, or given up and said it was a fight he could not win. Nobody can fault a man or woman for not taking a fight that would consume your whole life or had the potential to kill you.

But he was a special person. Let's dig deep and find the special person inside us. Let's go out and do something today to honor Dr. King.

I'll leave the grand finale to him:

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'

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