Saturday, January 19

Martin Luther King Jr. & National Service Day

Today, in the United States, is the day we set aside to celebrate a truly great man, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
He truly shaped and changed our country through his words, action, and non- action (by not reciprocating violence for violence he proved that love really could move mountains).
He demonstrated the sort of grace and greatness we all could use more of and in the process he helped make our country an inestimably better place.
In honor of the Reverand's life of giving, today is also now National Serive Day.

On Forbes Ryan Scott writes, "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. believed that acts of service were the great equalizer. “Everybody can be great,” he noted, “because everybody can serve.” That’s why Dr. King’s wife, Coretta Scott King, once said that “the greatest birthday gift my husband could receive is if people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds celebrated the day by performing individual acts of kindness through service to others.”

The man himself notably stated: “You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.”

— Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Check out the National Service Day website for more info.

So today let your heart be full of grace and your soul generated by love!



(1st image via UTU, 2nd image via Inspiration Boost, 3rd image via White House Service page, 4th image via Forbes)


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