On today, we remember the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. This week, I have found myself reflecting on my trips to civil rights museums, thoughts on civil rights and even my trip to the Lorraine Motel in Memphis where Martin Luther King was assassinated. The question for myself has been how I honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and many other civil rights giants so I thought I would share my thoughts on how we can move forward.
- We need to think of ways that we can do a better job of advocating for justice and social change.
- We need to ask ourselves what we can do to better this broken and fragmented world.
- We must be change agents.
- We must listen and respect one another.
- We need to seek ways to bring individuals with different beliefs and opinions together.
- We should be constantly trying to make things better for future generations.
- We need to look for ways to create change in our community.
- We have to vote in every election.
- Ask tough questions.
As I’m sure I didn’t scratch the surface in all the things we can do to be change agents, I hope you will ponder these words from Dr. King as you go forward “Let us all hope that…in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.” Now, go change the world…