Today in the US we fittingly remember and celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Time and circumstance called to a generation; and, Martin Luther King, Jr. in a courageous act of leadership, answered the call. Dr. King’s work was an ongoing struggle to shine a light on injustice and challenge us to live in a way that is consistent with a value and ideal we purport to believe as a country: that all people are create equal. His struggle and the struggle of those who stood with him resulted in a new collective awareness that changed who we are as a people and as a country. The reflection to which he called us made us more authentic; we began to walk our talk as a nation.
Today, let’s reflect on how Dr. King’s life and legacy inspire us and how we are carrying his legacy forward through our own words and deeds. What might we do to keep the dream alive and expand its promise to more and more people? We began to walk our talk with Martin Luther King all those years ago; we’ve still a long way to go.