"...And you know, if I were standing at the beginning of time, with the possibility of taking a kind of general and panoramic view of the whole human history up to now, and the Almighty said to me, "Martin Luther King, which age would you like to live in?" - I would take my mental flight by Egypt and I would watch God's children in their magnificent trek from the dark dungeons of Egypt through, or rather across the Red Sea, through the wilderness on toward the promised land. And in spite of its magnificence, I wouldn't stop there.
I would move on by Greece, and take my mind to Mount Olympus. And I would see Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Euripides and Aristophanes assembled around the Parthenon. And I would watch them around the Parthenon as they discussed the great and eternal issues of reality. But I wouldn't stop there.
I would go on, even to the great heyday of the Roman Empire. And I would see developments
around there, through various emperors and leaders. But I wouldn't stop there. I would even
come up to the day of the Renaissance, and get a quick picture of all that the Renaissance did for the cultural and aesthetic life of man. But I wouldn't stop there.
I would even go by the way that the man for whom I'm named had his habitat. And I would watch Martin Luther as he tacked his ninety-five theses on the door at the church of Wittenberg. But I wouldn't stop there.
I would come on up even to 1863, and watch a vacillating president by the name of Abraham Lincoln finally come to the conclusion that he had to sign the Emancipation Proclamation. But I wouldn't stop there.
I would even come up to the early thirties, and see a man grappling with the problems of the
bankruptcy of his nation. And come with an eloquent cry that we have nothing to fear but fear
itself. But I wouldn't stop there.
Strangely enough, I would turn to the Almighty, and say, "If you allow me to live just a few years in the second half of the 20th century, I will be happy." Now that's a strange statement to make, because the world is all messed up..."
It takes darkness, gloom and slavery to determine and appreciate the essence of light, joy, and freedom. Today's happenings around the world gives us more opportunity to live our lives unrestrained by circumstances. Its the best period to live the life we were born to live. considering the excerpt above, know that nothing should be strong or amazing enough to stop you in your tracks. It gives us the courage to yearn for more, because there is MORE to life than we can see now!
Never cower under anything that tends to limit you because it sees the power and influence that you wield. It may tend to throw mist at the windscreen of your goals and aspirations. The truth remains that you can keep wiping it off and keep moving forward, motivated by what you possess in your heart.
Have you ever thought about it that there is a reason you were not born thousands and hundreds of years ago? Have you ever given it a thought that you may not have had the influence you have right now? Now that you are here, you have the freedom to give to the world what you have in your possession, to the betterment of mankind.
Be dutiful in all that you do, and articulately live with the determination to succeed in all your endeavours. Arise, shine for your time to act is NOW! So be concerned when things are not going right...count it as a privilege and a duty you owe to the redemption of its victims. Take charge, look out for solution from within you. Don't become compassionate by proxy! Put yourself on the line, because you can cause a change by the power of your direct action.
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