We remember Dr. King for some of the words he spoke, such as his “I have a Dream” speech.
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”… And we also remember Dr. King even as he quoted the prophet Amos: “But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.” Amos 5:24 KJV
Dr. King was a leader in the truest sense of the word. Even in corporate terms, Jack Welch, the former CEO of General Electric describes leadership as “The ability to articulate a vision and the ability to get others to act on that vision”.1 Dr. King’s vision moved an entire nation towards equality. As a nation, we moved from Jim Crow segregation to equal voting rights, and opportunities for housing, jobs, and education.
But now we have the responsibility of leadership. We have to continue to articulate Dr. King’s vision of freedom, and continue to act upon that vision. We have to continue to fight for the equality for all people and cannot let the harsh words and the bitter division of our times distract us.
We have to, “Keep Our Eyes on the Prize”.
God Bless you.
Pastors Willie and Rochelle McIntosh
- Jeffrey A. Krames, Jack Welch and the 4E’s of Leadership