In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed into law a national holiday to commemorate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In the past week, we have all been witnesses to terrible tragedies and the loss of innocent human life.
As we head into a weekend which will remember the loss of life in
“Dr. King’s work is not done, but neither is his witness stilled. He urged again and again that all of us come to love and befriend one another, to live in brotherhood and reconciliation, to nourish each generation with the lessons of justice and charity that Dr. King taught with his unflinching determination, his complete confidence in the redeeming power of love, and his utter willingness to suffer. To sacrifice and to serve.”
“We must and we can all be drum majors for justice. That is our duty and glory as Americans.”
These words and the words of Abraham Lincoln, “With malice towards none and charity to all,” should ring in all of our hearts and minds this weekend as we attempt to reconcile the hatred that seems to be infecting our land.