And the words of Jesus are still applicable. What does it profit a generation, what does it profit a nation to own the whole world of means televisions, electric lights and automobiles and lose in the end the soul. The words of Jesus are still true in another sense. Man can not live by the bread of colored televisions alone but by every word, the word of justice, the word of love, the word of truth, every word that procedeth out of the mouth of God. And the problem is that all too many people in power are trying to get America to live on the wrong thing. And this is why we are moving in the wrong direction. This war is playing havoc with our domestic destinies for all of these reasons. We are fighting two wars today.
Martin Luther King, Jr., A Proper Sense of Priorities, February 6, 1968
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
What good does it do us, what does it profit us today to remember the man, to post quotes from his life, if we are not actively working towards change? Are we honoring his legacy if we pretend his struggle existed only in the past?
This Martin Luther King, Jr. day, may we be active supporters in the cause of justice, of mercy. May we be taking positions because our conscience tells us that it is right.