“I have decided to love.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Today is Martin Luther King day in the United States. For those of you who may not know your history, Martin Luther King Jr. was the leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s. He believed the time had come for all men (and women) to have the same rights and freedoms, as dictated in the Constitution. He was a peaceful man and was assassinated April 4, 1968.
He’s one of my historical heroes, not because he fought for what was right and just but because he didn’t hold hate in his heart. He loved everyone, even those who hated him and ultimately killed him. His message still applies today:
“I have decided to love. If you are seeking the highest good, I think you can find it through love.”
While it pains me to look around the world and see oppression, violence and hate, I know Martin Luther King’s dream is still possible. It’s possible to love your neighbor as yourself, to love your enemy and to spread love throughout the world.
How about you? Are you ready to be the embodiment of love?
Join with me and decide to love. Banish hate from your heart and let love rule in its place.
Thank you, Martin Luther King Jr., for being a guiding Light and for teaching us to love.