I Have a Dream (Motivational Monday)

Happy Monday!  Many of you will be enjoying a day off today because our nation is recognizing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Undoubtedly, he was a world changer, only living to the age of 39.  Which means, he had a profound impact on our nation and world, and he never lived to see the age of 40.  Being a change agent happens in our youth!

To me, what is inspiring about Dr. King is his love for people.  Obviously, he frequently noted that he was called simply called to do God's will.  The originating motivation for Dr. King was spreading the love of Christ and the truth of the gospel.  However, the idea of seeing others as more important than ourselves was his passion.  

Of course, many point to his motivation as being the protesting of racial injustice.  Sure, Dr. King was a proponent of freedom for all God's children, specifically seeking it for people of color.  However, the desire for that manifestation was driven by love and humility.  

In his famous I Have a Dream speech, he says, "Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood."

I believe brotherhood brings about great joy.  I'm sure Dr. King believed that too.  Christ taught it.  It will serve us all well today to take a hard look at our interactions with people--all people.  Take a deeper dive than what you project on the surface.  What is the motivation of your heart?  Is it driven by love and humility?  Let's have a dream to love people with a sincere heart!