Ripples #608: Dr. King!
For our tribe of 27,031 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.
Jan 17, 2011
In the end we will remember
not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
On some positions,
Cowardice asks the question
“Is it safe?”
Expediency asks the question
“Is it politic?”
And Vanity comes along
and asks the question
“Is it popular?”
But Conscience asks the question
“Is it right?”
And there comes a time
when one must take a position
that is neither safe,
nor politic, nor popular,
but he must do it because
Conscience tells him
it is right.
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., submitted by Cathy, Richmond IN
Dear Dr. King,
Our country continues to break down barriers for all people and there are
many brave people working to keep your dream alive. There are some
significant challenges too, and in the wake of the recent tragedy some of us
worry that, despite wise words from our president (he referenced your last
speech even!), our national mourning has been tainted with bitterness.
Peace is neither a simple nor easy pursuit; I promise we will keep working
hard to address our own fears, to maintain empathy for those who resist
progress, and to seek the right combination of talking, listening, and
acting that will promote peace in our communities, our country, and our
We miss you,