Each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I take time to listen to one of his sermons. They are always inspiring and powerful. Listening takes me beyond just posting a quote on social media but taking the time to learn from the words spoken by MLK Jr.
But from our learnings, we must then move to action.
This year I listened to The Drum Major Instinct. Here is a bit of what he said that is actionable,
"I want you to be first in love. I want you to be first in moral excellence. I want you to be first in generosity."
"Everyone can be great because everyone can serve."
He goes on to share what he would like to be said about him in his eulogy.
Martin Luther King Jr. tried to give his life serving others, loving somebody, fed the hungry, clothed those who were naked, visited those who were in prison, and loved and served humanity.
So, why is the sermon titled, "The Drum Major Instinct?" He wanted his eulogy to say he was a drum major for justice, peace, and righteousness.
As you go about your week, what will you be a drum major for in your life?
Inspirational Speaker and Award-Winning Author of “The Giving Challenge: 40 Days to a More Generous Life” and "The Gratitude Challenge: 41 Days to a Happier, Healthier, & More Content Life"