Sunday, December 26, 2004

A great Martin Luther King quote

Happy Boxing Day everybody! I'm spending a lazy day just checking in with the various internet sites I typically visit and came across this amazing statement by Dr. King. How true. Let us all dedicate ourselves to the activism to which we each feel personally called. And let us all be diligent in our meditative practice - a practice which leads to greater and greater compassion.

Here's the statement that so moved me:

"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death. Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism and militarisms ... We must move past indecision to action. We must find new ways to speak for peace and justice throughout the world. If we do not act, we shall surely be dragged down the long dark and shameful corridors of time reserved for those who possess power without compassion, might without morality, and strength without sight. Now let us rededicate ourselves to the long and bitter -- but beautiful -- struggle for a new world. This is the calling of the sons and daughters of God." - Martin Luther King

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