Just a little advice to all of you. Don’t watch a very interesting program on CNN about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s assassination right before going to bed. I did and couldn’t sleep a wink. Fascinating stuff though.
It’s been 40 years since he was killed. I stumbled across an interesting and touching Associated Press video yesterday of Jesse Jackson remembering that day 40 years ago.
I leave you with words from his last speech, his “I’ve been to the Mountaintop” address:
Well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn’t matter with me now. Because I’ve been to the mountaintop. And I don’t mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. And I’m happy, tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.