Today is the holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It is also Inauguration Day for President Obama.
According to the news, 1 million people are expected to be in Washington, D.C. to see our first African-American President be sworn into office for his second term. I wonder if that many people will actually be there on this cold January day?
He will be using a Bible of Dr. King’s as well as Abraham Lincoln’s. That is very cool and an amazing part of history, since both of these men helped make today possible.
I look forward to watching the speech, seeing all of the people, and watching the parade as well. Will you be tuning in?
Dr. King was quite a speaker and had a real way with words. Do his words inspire you as they do me?
Here are a few of my favorites:
- “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
- “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
- “A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.”
- “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
- “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
- “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”