Martin Luther King, Jr.: Honoring Him in His Own Words

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Sometimes, less is more when it comes to blog posts.  So, on the day we honor his memory, his passion, and the dedication to justice that Martin Luther King, Jr. stood for, I will let his words do the talking, as I walk you through his memorial in Washington, D.C.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Washington, D.C.

The arc of the moral universe bends toward justice.

Audacity to believe peoples everywhere deserve equality

Love drives out hate

Make a career of humanity

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere

Fight until justice runs down like water

Develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole

Where you stand during times of challenge and controversy matter

True peace is the presence of justice

Peace on earth requires a world perspective

Unarmed truth and unconditional love

Seek a society that can live with its conscience

Opposing the war in Vietnam

Love peace and sacrifice for it

His words are truly timeless, as meaningful today as on the day they were spoken.

Ciao! ~ Kat

Sending Out Ripples of Hope

“It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”                    ~ Robert F. Kennedy

Glacier National Park - View from the Going-to-the-Sun Road

I try to avoid politics and divisive topics on this blog, but because I view this subject as one of human rights rather than politics, I am sending out this message of hope and support as Minnesota’s House of Representatives debates and votes today on extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples.  Hoping that Minnesota continues its tradition of inclusion and equality.

Ciao! ~ Kat