“The time is always right to do what is right.”
Yesterday we celebrated the life of one of our Nation’s greatest visionaries. Many of us went to church services and together with friends and family offered prayers, praise and song to his memory. Others of us revisited his teachings by reading, again, his speeches and quotes. Still others, longing for a return to his powerful oratory that sprung from his deep faith in the essential good of humanity---and his unshakeable faith that one day our Nation, and the world, would wake up to the racial and economic injustice plaguing it and by so seeing it, end it---may have watched some of his speeches preserved for our viewing. Some may have watched for the first time, others for the hundredth. And after a long and tortured course, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was finally granted federal recognition as a holiday, permitting those businesses offering non-essential services to close in honor of this man.