Monday, January 15, 2007

In Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let us remember ... always.

God of our forebears and our God,
who has summoned women and men
throughout the ages to be thy witnesses
and sometimes martyrs for thee,
we bow before thee this day in remembrance
and thanksgiving for the life and legacy of thy servant,
witness and martyr,
the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We thank thee for his time among us,
for his words and for his deeds,
and for the quality of his living witness
which eases the pain of recalling the brevity of his years.
We rejoice in his example of obedient faith
and the scenes and stations of his life which inform
and enrich our own faith journeys.
And we beseech thee this day for the strength,
steadfastness and courage not only to remember
but also to obey.
- Dr. Randolph Nugent

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music,
or Shakespeare wrote poetry.

He should sweep streets so well that
all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause and say,
here lived a great streetsweeper
who did his job well.

-Martin Luther King, Jr


Anonymous said...

That was nice Frannie. Thanks!!

T-girl said...

That is lovely! I did one too!

He was a good man, so many seem to have forgotten his message these days and it is sad. Our nation lost a great man they day he was killed. He was a true American Hero!

Anonymous said...

Very nicely done. Too many people just look at it as another day off. Thanks for reminding us of the importance of the day.

Anonymous said...

So true...

He had a strength of character we should all aspire to.

kim said...

Really nice.

Frannie Farmer said...

Thanks all. You should all check out T's .. much better! For sure.