Monday, January 15, 2007

Martin Luther King Day

+ Peace Be Still: A tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.
+ Northrop Grumman to Sponsor Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr Collection
+ Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial to Receive $3 Million
+ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events

"King's life still calls us to make our world a better place. His memory still challenges us with the inquiry, ''Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'''

"Your sphere of influence may not be as expansive. Your cause may not be as grandiose. And your sacrifice may not be as costly or noticeable. Nevertheless, your calling to serve others is as inherent in your design as it was in his.

"That's the one thing King couldn't do — as powerful as a figure as he was, he could not force anyone to follow suit in using their influence to help others. He could inspire others to dream, but he could not drive them to sacrifice for those dreams. No leader can. As King said, ''Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.''

"I spent too many years in destructive selfishness. How did I turn it around? The same way you can: by using your gifts, talents and influence for others' good, rather than your own. That's what King did. And that's what you can do, despite that your station in life might be totally different than his..." Read the entire article "What Martin Luther King couldn't do" by Chuck Norris.


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