Monday, January 21, 2008

Tribute to a prophet

Going through this long weekend, I found it surprisingly difficult to appreciate MLK beyond what I was taught in school and what he accomplished 40 years ago. Then I found this quote from a friend's blog that helped me see this extraordinary man in a new light.

"Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. And I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. My eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lord, help me to dream.
Lord, help me to see.
Lord, help me to follow your will.

1 comment:

aznushergurl07 said...

martin luther king is abosiltely AMAZINNG. wow... he blows my mind away. not only the eloquence of his speeches and his skills as an orator (which is also captivating), but his extreme integrity and his dilgence and hmbleness to do God' will. wow. he is defiantely one of my all time heroes for sure. Imagine where we would be without him?

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