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Monday, January 16, 2017


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. risked his life everyday to educate the world about justice.  He loved God, his family and his "neighbors" who were from many walks of life, nationalities, faiths, educational backgrounds, and belief systems.  The constant fear, threats to his life, political and racial harassment, watching the suffering of others and the deep calling of his faith exacted a huge price from his family and his life.

The saying "Whatever doesn't kill you, makes you strong" is exemplified in Martin Luther King Jr. He, however, became a very strong leader even after he died.

Martin Luther King Jr. stated, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."  Man-made laws need to reflect morality and justice.  Just because a law exists, does not make it morally right.  Many times laws need to be created to protect moral rights.  Martin Luther King Jr. quoted St. Augustine.  "An unjust law is no law at all."  

Laws need to protect rather than persecute.  Just laws bring peace.  Unjust laws bring war, hatred, anger, violence and discord.

Pope John Paul II states, "Evil will not have the final word."  There is more good in the world than we know because evil is more newsworthy, unfortunately. God loves us and is with us in the worst and best of times.  Prayer is a powerful weapon for peace and hope.

Thank you Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and your family for your huge sacrifices and deep, loving wisdom you have shared.

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