Today, we honor civil rights activist the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a federal holiday. This is the only federal holiday considered a national day of service, and that is something that we all can take part in. Many see it as “a day on, not a day off,” meaning this a day to serve others, not to sit at home and relax.
I love this quote by Dr. King on serving: “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
How will you serve? We have much work to do. Do you have a dream?
This message is excerpted from “Do you have a dream” by Eva James Yeo from the January 20, 2020, blog of the Women of the ELCA. Today we commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr., renewer of society, martyr, 1968.
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