Anna-Liza here. There really isn’t anything anyone can add to the man’s own words, and how he lived.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies
hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction….The chain reaction
of evil–hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars–must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of
Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength To Love, 1963
Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against
Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963
(Quotes found here).
My wish for 2010 and the next decade is that we start to listen to him as much as we say we honor him. (I wish the same for Jesus).