Saturday, May 7, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am thinking of Martin Luther King, Jr. today. He is one of the great spiritual leaders I really admire. In the face of hatred and violence, he didn't waiver; He didn't react with anger. He acted in love readily and consistently. I hope to be as resilient and sure in my faith and spiritual practice as him someday.

"Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."  - Martin Luther King, Jr. (Nobel Prize acceptance speech, December 11, 1964)

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