The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: What If He Was Still Alive Today?
- Thursday, 05 April 2018
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
What If He Was Still Alive Today?
(April 4, 1968-April 4, 2018, Fifty Years Later)
A mortally wounded Dr. King sprawled on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel as his aides point in the direction of the gunman.
"Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve. You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. And you can be that servant."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton, Ph.D., S.T.D.
Bishop of Belleville
April 4, 2018
(This reflection is an exercise in imaginative thinking. Writing in this format allows the author to imagine possible points of view and thoughts. It does not intend to suggest, in any way, that these are actual thoughts or words of Dr. King. Hence the frequent use of phrases such as, “He might have said,” or “He might have thought.” Ultimately, the words and thoughts must necessarily be the author’s own, since Dr. King’s mighty voice has been silenced.)