Today, as we reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr, think about all the things that this man was up against. The fight didn’t make him bitter.. it made him better. He could have played it safe, couldn’t he? He could have stayed at home, safe and sound with his beautiful family. No doubt, he would have lived a lot longer. But he was more interested in standing up for what he knew was right. The world’s a better place because Martin Luther King, Jr fought back and did so in the right way.
My husband and I were watching a movie a few weeks ago. One of the characters said, heroes only appear when the world needs them the most. My first thoughts were Jesus Christ, Martin Luther King, Jr, Abraham Lincoln, and Harriet Tubman. Then just as these names proved the character’s point in the best possible way, my mind turned to yet another name.
Hope clings to the thought that he’ll also prove himself in the best possible way. I for one believe he will.
The name was Barack Obama and he’s about to get his chance.