Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

During this week, I have chosen to reread many of the words of wisdom of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. These are words that resonated with me as a youth in the sixties. For example, it is true today as it was then that: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” We were blessed to have had this man of God in our lives because he cautioned us that “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” And for guidance in these treacherous times, we need look no further than: “The time is always right to do what is right.” Then too, we will once again affirm that “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Finally, we would be wise to consider that: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”