Mindful Musings: Jan 18

“Remembering a Spiritual Warrior”

By: Forrest Rivers

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mathew Ahmann in a crowd of demonstrators at the March on Washington

The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr is an inspiration whose spirit lives on in the depths of our hearts and minds. Rarely, do beings come along who combine a deep inner faith in God with the collective vision of peace, unity, and love. In drawing upon this faith, Dr. King achieved what most social revolutionaries could not: a pure vision of brother and sisterhood. The true power of his message came from it being rooted in the spirit of Oneness. Because it was so, forever it will always be. Dr. King will rightfully be remembered for his monumental role in ending(formal)racial apartheid in the United States. However, it is his incorruptible faith in the inevitable moral evolution of man that will remain his most enduring legacy. As Dr. King, himself, once memorably said:

   “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”