Words to appreciate today

HAPPY MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.


We shall have to repent in this generation, not so much for the evil deeds of the wicked people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.

Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary.

Success, recognition, and conformity are the bywords of the modern world where everyone seems to crave the anesthetizing security of being identified with the majority.


We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart.


When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”


All from Martin Luther King, Jr, 1929 – 1968

and this classic  which should be committed to memory, learned by and placed carefully by each American heart:  http://weeksmd.com/?p=568

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HAPPY MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless. – We shall have to repent in this generation, not so much for the evil deeds of the wicked people, but for the appalling silence of the good…
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