Extend The Legacy
Posted on 16 January 2017
Today the world celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We take a collective pause to reflect on the legacy of a man that inspired a generation of activists that fought for equality while promoting peace. Millions of people will celebrate today through volunteer efforts that will feed the homeless, clean up our communities, and lay the foundation for the next generation of change. But what about tomorrow?
Doctor King’s legacy was built on a life long commitment to living for others. In 1964, at the age of 35, he became the youngest to ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This accomplishment did occur overnight, nor did it validate the previous twenty years of service he had done. There is no validation required for living for others, and their will never be a convenient time to begin to right the wrongs we see in our communities, but begin we must. Community engagement is not reserved for holidays and while none of us can fix everything all of us can start to change something.
So today, across the country and the world, we celebrate the life and legacy of a man with a dream. And tomorrow we must remained engaged and vigilant to carry the baton further, to commit to a life dedicated to service to others, and extend a legacy of peace and equality.