Monday, January 18, 2010
MLK Jr has become the man for all people. If you want him to be an agitator for social change, he is that. If you want him to be a man who applied his Christian faith to the world, he is that. If you want him to be a man who led his people to the promise land, he is that. If you want him to be a man who is a sinner, he is that. He is a man, so he is full of contradictions and change, and thus he can be all things to all people.
But more than that, he was a man (along with millions of others) who helped America become a better America. He showed us that America can change, and should change, and still be America. Our past does not chain our future. Today is a celebration of change.