Martin Luther King, Jr. was on January 15, 1929.
To commemorate his birthday, I wanted to share with you the above clip from his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. This speech is his last. He delivered it on April 3, 1968. He would be gunned down on April 4, 1968.
In the speech, he acknowledges that he might not see the completion of the work. This clip is a glimpse at an American prophet in action. Note not only his keen awareness of what is to come, but also his call to repentance.
We have not yet fully heeded that call.
I am grateful for the example he set and the message he articulated.