Over the last few days, my heart has really been stirred by the spirit and remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr. This is the first MLK Day I will be in the States to celebrate since 1998. If you follow me on Twitter you have probably noticed this by the multitudes of quotes I have been posting! I guess the thoughts of Dr. King, his life lived, and battle (peacefully) fought are hitting me in an all new way. MLK Day seems to be impacting me in new and wonderful ways, specifically and especially during this season of transition I find myself in.
I have come across so many wonderful quotes by Dr. King; some which I already knew, and some new ones to me. Of all the quotes I have come across, there is one that continues to strike me, over and over again, in a very interesting way. It is poetic, prophetic and beautiful, and speaks layers of messages, for now and for future generations. So, I just wanted to share it with you:
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
I encourage you to look for some good Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes and meditate on them. His words are an amazing plumbline for justice, compassion, peace and love, in this world where selfishness reigns. His words inspire me, over and over again. They challenge me to strive to live the best life I can, not for selfish ambitions, but for a common, shared Heaven on earth. I can truly say I am happy to be in America to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day tomorrow! And those are pretty big words.
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