Monday, January 20, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr.

I read an article today about some of the connections between Martin Luther King, Jr and Latter-day Saints.  While I consider some of the connections tenuous at best, it's still worth the read—mostly for this quote:
When our days become dreary with low hovering clouds and our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that … [God] is able to make a way out of no way, and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows.

Martin Luther King spoke these words in a sermon at Temple Israel in Hollywood in 1965.  They are so powerful to me, especially now, when I feel sort of lost in life.

I wish I could have heard just one of his speeches.  I have no doubt that he was one of the greatest—if not the greatest—speakers the world has ever known.  Take a look at some of his words:

Or here, watch him speak:




Thing I'm thankful for: Skype

2 Comments:

Blogger bh said...

My mother heard him speak when she was at Duke in the 60s. So cool.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Agh! So, so cool! I'm jealous!

4:35 PM  

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