Remembering the Dream of a King

"And so Jesus gave us a new norm of greatness. If you want to be important—wonderful. If you want to be recognized—wonderful. If you want to be great—wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That's a new definition of greatness.

And this morning, the thing that I like about it: by giving that definition of greatness, it means that everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve. You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. And you can be that servant."
- taken from King's speech 'The Drum Major Instinct'

Help remember the dream by contributing to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC.


ProfessorGQ said...

thanks for honoring his day...I hope it is done by all, especially by those who can benefit from civil rights.

ProfessorB said...

The King holiday is so special because it allows us to not forget the man who changed America and the world just 50 years ago. And it reminds us that the struggle is very much alive today.