Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase

Pat Dual
Blog by Sr. Pat Dual, OP

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
 – Martin Luther King, Jr

The 31st Annual Martin Luther King Breakfast in Columbus, OH, brought over 3,500 people together early on a frigid morning to remember the life of Dr. King and to reflect on the “Dream” that he gave his life for. As I listened to keynote speaker, Susan L. Taylor, founder and CEO of a national mentoring organization and Editor Emeritus of Essence magazine, speak of Dr. King’s life, I began to reflect on how his life exemplified how we too can discern God’s call in our own lives. The elements that were evident in helping Martin Luther King, Jr find his vocation in life included following his passion, remaining open to God and trusting God despite his fear. Dr. King’s faith allowed him to take one step at a time, with each step moving him further into the call of his life. He took steps in life without seeing the full staircase. Continue reading →

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Not Everyone Can Be Famous But Everyone Can Be Great

Blog by Associate Conni Dubick, OPA
Blog by Associate Conni Dubick, OPA

“Not everyone can be famous but everyone can be great because greatness is determined by service. You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.”
 – Martin Luther King (watch the full speech here)

Today we ponder the life, words, actions and death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, on this national holiday which recognizes his greatness. We are reminded yet again of the details of his faith, courage and prophetic life. He was great and he was famous as well. Most of the world knows him as non-violent civil and human rights activist who championed the rights of African Americans and all people of color, led the Poor People’s Campaign and joined the Anti-Vietnam War Movement. Continue reading →

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