Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Great Quote

We have tried to have a Family Home Evening about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. each year for many years now. Last night we read his speech given on February 4, 1968 in which he extrapolates on what he calls "The Drum Major Instinct." It was an excellent speech. I have read several of his speeches and they are all worthy of thought. I particularly love this quote from that speech:

"Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.
You don't have to have a college degree to serve.
You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve.
You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve.
You don't have to know about Einstein's theory of relativity to serve.
You don't have to know about the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve.
You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love."
                                  

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