“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Few people–even the greatest among us–start out with the intention of changing the world with their ideas. Most simply want to change their ecosystem…then the dream grows wings and the idea takes hold.
Why is that? Quite simply, we often find that our best ideas are shared. Shared ideas ignite passion and motivate involvement. Such can be said for the ideas, passion and motivation of Dr. King–a systems thinker who worked through boundaries, walls and ceilings to advocate for a better world.
As we celebrate Dr. King’s birthday today, let us honor his legacy and consider how we might lead within our own world: our homes, our churches, our schools, and our communities. Let us also consider how our idea–no matter how humble the roots–might take hold and inspire change beyond our imagination!