Since we don’t have the man, we can have his words.
For most of today I’ve been thinking about his bravery, his fearlessness, and his unwillingness to accept the injustice he witnessed against his fellow man due to the color of their skin.
Since Saturday I’ve honestly been consumed with trying to put myself in the shoes of intolerant people, and I simply cannot. I don’t get it. What difference does it make to you, your life, your beliefs, your bank account when others are different to you?
The answer is it does not.
I feel as though we need to meditate on the power, and progress that was made by Martin Luther King Jr today and every day. Because, if one thing this Trump era has made blatantly clear, racism is alive, and well in America. So for me, the most fitting quote of his to post today is this one:
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
You were one hell of a man, you did amazing work, and now it is our duty to continue in your footsteps and put this dark side of society to rest once and for all…and we will do it with love, compassion, empathy and inclusion.