Meridian Avenue Baptist Church

Hebrews 12:14 – Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

   Today our nation remembers Martin Luther King, Jr.  He was an American Baptist minister and also a prominent figure during the civil rights movement of the 1960s.  

   I think it is fitting that we take a few moments to recall a handful of quotes from his many speeches.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
Strength to Love, 1963

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

From a sermon delivered in Selma, Alabama, 1965.

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.”
Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Oslo, Norway, 1964

“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.”
Strength to Love, 1963.