Monday, January 17, 2011

Meditation: Love & Light & MLK

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK, today we honor you. Last year we went on a pilgrimage to find your influence around our city. Today, we meditate on your words, your spirit, your example, and your legacy. It has been an interesting start to the new year; there has been more gun violence on our doorstep, wars that are continuing to be fought, deepening economic woes, and lots of personal tragedies and suffering all around. Some would say that things are dark and grim, but if that is the case, only the more reason to be a light unto others, a city set on a hill. Only the more reason to set a standard of love and compassion in our families and communities! MLK, thank you for your contributions to our country and to the world.

Today is a national day of service. What are you doing to honor the spirit of MLK?

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