My admiration stems not from his speeches, which in itself it absolutely awe-inspiring. Neither from his peaceful mission in a violent world. Nor his various degrees of intellect. My admiration comes from the fact that he indeed was a man of the Faith and a promoter of Love. A rare gem in a world gone astray.
I love that he was a nonconformist, surrounded by a bevy a churches, who, as he personally testifies, refused to help in his quest of much needed social change.
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love, 1963US black civil rights leader & clergyman (1929 - 1968)
There a book written by Dr. King that rarely gets mentioned, called "Strength to Love". This book is absolutely amazing in truth and scripture. It gives you a wonderful picture of who he was and what he was about.
On this day, I state, that I too am a nonconformist by the Liberty that was given to by His Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:17) and the blood shed sacrifice of the Holy Lamb.
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." -- Romans 12:2