Last year I told you all about Martin Luther King Jr. and listed his phenomenal accomplishments. Here’s what I didn’t tell you. Martin Luther King Jr. and I share the same love language!
Before the term love language became popular it was evident that my love language is ACTS OF SERVICE. As I look back at my life and examine the choices that I’ve made; I’ve noticed a common theme. I am passionate about helping others.
It’s as if MLK was talking to me at each phase of my life when he said “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” That quote is in direct alignment with my way of life.
At a very young age I knew how important Martin Luther King Jr. was. I knew that even before I knew who he was. There was a monument in my grandmother’s home. Well, maybe not a monument but his presence felt just as big as one. When you entered her home you couldn’t miss the framed headshot of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on living room wall right next to a framed headshot of Jesus.
MLK was a hero. He was our hero. I can recall moments in my childhood when stories of injustice would surface through word of mouth or on the local news. I remember that distinct feeling of hopelessness and fear that comes with having a skin color prone to being stereotyped. My young mind would imagine what life would be like if MLK was still here. What would he do? Could he save us?
It wasn’t until many years later that I learned about the significance of his work in the civil rights movement and the impact it had. It is clear. He was passionate about helping others. Period. He made his entire adult life about “doing for others.” In 1983 President Ronald Regan signed the bill that created the U.S. federal holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. He was an exceptional human being. He deserves all accolades. He also deserves for his mission to be carried on.
On January 17th, 2022 many of us will have a day off. Take that day to reflect. Think about how MLK and his work has impacted your life. Think about what your life would be like if his love language wasn’t ACTS Of SERVICE. Then think about “what you are doing for others” and if you can do more.
Happy MLK Day!
Vick Breedy ❤️