Apr. 3, 2017

April 3, 1968

Provoked Thoughts Of Day

49 years ago today Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived his last complete day of life. He would make his last speech later that evening in Memphis, Tennessee. That speech, I've Been To The Mountaintop, foretold of his demise which would occur within 18 hours of the time in which he made that momentous speech and said the following magnificent and powerful words:

"I been to the mountaintop, and I looked over and I have seen the promised land.I may not get there with you but we as a people will get to the promised land"

Well, 49 years later we as a people are still searching for that promised land. Dr. King didn't get there because he was taken from us by an assassin's bullet that next day. We haven't reached those lands of pure justice and equality but we are still searching to make Dr. King's final dream a reality. The only way we reach that land of promise is that we unite our energies in a positive direction of change in self and a resolute goal of uplift for those in need. Dr. King lived and a unselfish life we reached out to assist others first rather than satisfying his personal thirst for individual gain. We, as a people must understand that divine philosophy of life because, in the final analysis, you are only as strong as those around you. It has been said that no man is an island and man stands alone. We have somehow lost the meaning of that perception and many of us are driving towards individual gains regardless of the effect those gains have on others. So, today the question I ask myself is am I working to the betterment of simply myself without even thinking about how I can better the lives of others? Is that promised land an island of one or is that promised land, a land of plenty for plenty?