The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. made a lasting impact and influence on his time and ours. His Christian faith was the foundation for many of his beliefs, teachings and influence.

“Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired many by his words of wisdom and life; he helped to change the mindset of generations with his challenge to live free.  Though his life was cut short, and many sought to stop his mission, they couldn’t stop the dream. Because that dream lives on, free, inspiring, and brave.” Debbie McDaniel

To honor this man, I offer some quotes that have been attributed to Martin Luther King.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”

“The God whom we worship is not a weak and incompetent God. He is able to beat back gigantic waves of opposition and to bring low prodigious mountains of evil. The ringing testimony of the Christian faith is that God is able.”

“There is so much frustration in the world because we have relied on gods rather than God. We have worshiped the god of pleasure only to discover that thrills play out and sensations are short-lived.”

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”…I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

“God is not interested merely in the freedom of black men, and brown men, and yellow men; God is interested in the freedom of the whole human race.”

I am thankful this man of God stood up and proclaimed Truth in a dark time of our nation. As you enjoy your day off, take some time to reflect on his life and legacy.