Today throughout our nation, schoolkids everywhere are celebrating a man who changed the world he lived in--not by violence or force, but by peaceful protestation and kindness.
What would our world look like if we took this attitude toward those we disagreed with? Proverbs 15:1 says that a "soft answer turns away wrath."
This approach works not only with big movements like the Civil Rights Movement, but also with personal, one-on-one interactions.
Today we celebrate a man that made a statement of conviction in a world that disagreed. It was not popular, yet he dared to disagree--and to do so kindly.
What sort of disagreements are you facing today? How can you meet them quietly, kindly, and with dignity? This is the best way to observe the holiday.