“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
–the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1957)
Today is the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. It is a day of service and a day to remember a man who made a big difference in this world through his words and his actions. He confronted the scourge of racism in the United States with eloquence and faith. He put his body on the line, being arrested 29 times for civil disobedience actions. He had a dream for a better, kinder society where people would be judged on their characters, not on the color of their skin. His message of hope and faith was not always well received. He was murdered in 1968, when he was just 39 years old. Unfortunately, our society has not realized the Rev. King’s dream. Racism is still a cancer that is eating our society alive. What better way to honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., than to confront, challenge, and end the nightmare of racism? I share the above image because I feel that it symbolizes the lightness and love that the Rev. Martin Luther King talked about.