“The essence of life’s most precious treasures is: How are you serving others in your community?”
According to Gary Zimet, CEO of Moments in Time (the mid-1960s), King wrote the note after someone asked him what he believed was the meaning of “Love.” The note reads, “Love is the greatest force in the universe. It is the heartbeat of the moral cosmos. He who loves is a participant in the being of God.”
Currently, we are faced with a host of uncertainties to include the rise of the Omicron variant, political, social, economic, educational, and healthcare challenges. However, during this Holiday Season, I invite you to focus your attention on serving others. I have learned the phrase “the disease of introspection,” which means when we focus inward all the time, it becomes unhealthy and can be detrimental to our mental and physical health. But when we concentrate outwardly on other people, we feel better about helping someone. An article by C.S. Lewis states, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” Therefore, we cordially request you join the MLK Committee in demonstrating Love to the hopeless, compassion to the wounded, and kindness to the underprivileged.
God bless you all and Happy Holidays!
Albert J. Mays, Jr.