Where Character is King

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 | 0 comments

Today we celebrate the life of a man of character, courage, and conviction: Martin Luther King Jr.

In everything Martin Luther King Jr. did, and in everything he said, the singular message that stands out to me is the importance of character. In his messages, the topics of color, pay grade, education, and religion almost fade to the background as CHARACTER stands firmly center front.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

He had a dream.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

It’s not the easy breezy days of our lives that bring out our real character, it’s during the stormy days of discord, challenge and difficulty that we become who we really are.

I share Dr. King’s dream. I am grateful for the men and women who have stood for character and freedom in the past. And I pray for the men and women of character who are taking a stand for freedom today, and for those courageous souls who will continue the fight tomorrow.

More than anything, I hope and pray that my grandchildren will have the opportunity to live and love and worship and work and speak in a free land, where character is king.

I have a dream too.


Artwork by Christine Peterson.

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