A year before he was assassinated, fifty years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke these words for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. May they bless your day.
I’m concerned about a better world.
I’m concerned about justice.
I’m concerned about brotherhood.
I’m concerned about truth.
When you are concerned about these things,
you can never advocate violence.
Through violence you may murder a hater,
but you can’t murder hate through violence.
Darkness cannot put out darkness;
only light can do that.
And so, I have decided to stick with love.
I’m going to talk about it everywhere I go.
I have decided to love.
What have you decided to stick with?