Monday, January 21, 2008

MLK / Civil Rights Day

Good morning and happy Martin Luther King, Jr. slash Civil Rights Day (those of you on the east coast who my "morning" greeting no longer applies to should understand my sleeping in on a holiday).

I'm going to be uncharacteristically serious this morning and offer up one of my favorite readings from the Dr. - one written from Birmingham Jail in 1963 defending the necessity of his cause and condemning those who stood on the sidelines while offering only theoretical "moral" support.

"Letter From Birmingham Jail"

It's a stunning portrait of a man invested in his cause and in his people. I'm reminded of some of my other favorite readings (Joseph Smith's prayer while in Liberty Jail and Peter's defense of the faith to the Sadducees comes to mind).

Here's to how far we've come and how far we have left to go.

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