Because MLK isn't about a one day celebration.

Was your Facebook newsfeed full of MLK quotes yesterday? Or Instagram, Twitter, blog reader? Mine were. And I love hearing the words repeated from the prophet that was Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But I'm posting my reflection today. Because reading quotes from an inspiring man is good, but that's not the true legacy of Dr. King. His words were not simply inspirational one-liners but part of well crafted speeches, letters, and sermons. His words were meant to be lived. His words are meant to change us. His words spurred on sit-ins and marches, shifted mindsets and policies. His words made people uncomfortable. What will his words change in you? Not just on a single day, but from today on. 

Jared and I looking in on Room 307 at the Lorraine Motel, left untouched after the death of Dr. King. The building in the reflection was the location of the shooter. 

Jared and I looking in on Room 307 at the Lorraine Motel, left untouched after the death of Dr. King. The building in the reflection was the location of the shooter. 

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” - Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

 

Further Reflection:

Read Dr. King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Where do you need to add light and love to drive out the darkness and hate?

Who is speaking words of change today? Are we listening?