. . . live a life of love . . . Ephesians 5:2
In honor of MLK Day, here are some of Dr. King’s mightiest words of wisdom for living a life of love.
SERVICE: Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?”
JUSTICE: Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
VALUES: If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values — that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control.
COMMITMENT: A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
FAITH: Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
PRAYER: To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
LOVE: Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
DO GOD’S WILL: I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go to the mountain. And I’ve looked over and I’ve seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land. (From Dr. King’s final speech the night before his assassination)