Martin Luther King Jr. - 01.20.2014
Today, January 20, is Martin Luther King Jr. day and his birthday – he would have been 85 this year. His picture hangs in my office, as he was a great influence on my life. The short clip below is from a sermon he gave just a few months before his assassination at 39 years of age. He encouraged his tribe to seek greatness, and to do it in the name of service.
“If you want to be out in front, like a Drum Major, and feel important—wonderful. If you want to be recognized—wonderful. If you want to be great—wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That’s a new definition of greatness.
“This means that 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 and a soul generated by love. And you can be that servant.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Let’s be great. Let’s be important. Let’s be recognized, because we serve.
Sending love and gratitude,
Founder + CEO