Friday, January 22, 2010
in honor of Martin Luther King
This past Monday Americans had a holiday to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.
I intended to post something here on Monday to pay my respects to Dr. King, but somehow missed the opportunity.
Well, it's never too late to honor those who gave so much for the cause of peace, so here I am a few days late, shining the spotlight on Rev. King's message.
I'd like to highlight an excerpt from his acceptance speech when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He said:
“There is a sort of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers. This is the serious predicament, the deep and haunting problem confronting modern man. If we are to survive today, our moral and spiritual ’lag’ must be eliminated.”
I agree wholeheartedly.