January 15, 2008

Last year I threw out a question that can do a slow burn in the back of one’s conscience. A couple of follow-up posts occurred here and here, but in no way has anything definitive yet come about, so here again it comes up on the blog. In one of the past posts I used a quote by Martin Luther King Jr. As today marks his birthday, another quote of his offers some reflection for the passing of the day, and some further thought on the question that always remains at hand: “Is it enough just to be a good person?”

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.

King suggests that greatness is at hand for each of us. Ours for the taking, through service. If greatness is attainable in this way then should one be satisfied with simply being good enough? Your thoughts are always welcome. Comment by clicking comments below, email me, or if possible, in person.

King would have been 79 today.

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One thought on “January 15, 2008

  1. It’s true: “All of us are better when we are loved”.

    Maybe it’s enough to love other people, look past what we perceive to be faults and flaws and try hard to share the best of ourselves.

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