Tag Archives: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The positive affirmation of peace

Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins

“We will not build a peaceful world by following a negative path. It is not enough to say we will not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war, but on the positive affirmation of peace.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

an inescapable network of mutuality

“All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.  Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.  I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.” —  Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thought for Today

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

—. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today is celebrated as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Dr. King’s actual birthday was January 15.

Bob and I recently say the movie The Butler.  I don’t usually cry at movies but tears were streaming down my face the entire time.  Since then I have been thinking about the young people today who did not live before or during the Civil Rights Movement.  It is important that we teach them, that we show them how far we have come and stress how important it is to keep moving forward and never go back.  According to the King Center website “the King Library and Archives in Atlanta is the largest repository of primary source materials on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American Civil Rights Movement in the world.”  To learn about this important time in our history http://www.thekingcenter.org/ is a good place to start.