Today in honor of Martin Luther King Day and his dream for our nation I was inspired to write about the woman beside the man, Coretta Scott King after reading a tweet reminding us that this national holiday that we celebrate was birthed by to tireless work of his widow. Coretta was not just the wife of Martin Luther King but she was an intelligent, driven, opinionated, wise, spiritual, loving and powerful person in her own right.
I have often read the sermons and other writings of Dr. King and marveled at his wisdom, and his prophetic words that I believe are even more relevant today. Watching as the pendulum has swung from the high of this countries first African American President to the election of an unqualified man. A man who pandered to the fear, frustration that they were no longer the inheritors of the American Dream and generational racial lies. I wonder what Coretta and Martin would think of us in their eternal homes. To see Rev. King’s words still being played out so many years later. Just As Reverend King stated in his letter from Birmingham jail.
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.
Martin Luther King Jr.