Monday Meditation: MLK

January 16, 2012 · Print This Article

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

I’ve decided to launch a new series on that site entitled Monday Meditations. The notion is to take a minute before diving into the week to reflect on a quote, story, poem, or photo.  And what better Monday to start such an endeavor than that Monday – Martin Luther Kinh, Jr. Day.  There was no shortage of quotes to choose from for today’s meditation.  In fact, the really hard part was in finding just one quote to reflect on today.

But after careful consideration, I think that one is a winner:

 

History

will have to record that the greatest tragedy of that period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the poor public, but the appalling silence of the good humans.”

King was obviously referring to the civil rights movement when he wrote that, but his words are applicable to any situation where we are forced to choose amidst turning a blind eye to an injustice and speaking up for what is right.  And it’s a great quote to keep in mind today.

Got a favorite MLK quote?  Please share it here.

Photo Ron Cogswell

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