Few people in history have exhibited the intense and authentic childlike qualities of Martin Luther King, Jr. Knowing the weight of his message and adversity he met on his journey of justice, he should’ve had a major case of Adultitis. I do not believe that he did, however. Here’s why…
- He dreamed BIG. REALLY big!
- He was curious (and brave) enough ask some of the hardest questions ever asked. Why? Why not? What if?
- He was honest, speaking the truth that was in his heart, even when others weren’t open to what he had to say.
- Few men have walked this earth with more passion than Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Last, but not least, his childlike faith and courage lead him to a position of leadership that ultimately cost him his life.
Here’s a short clip of his last speech, a day before his assassination. Most notable to me is his childlike faith. He’s not in denial about the difficult times ahead, yet he is not worried. He has no fear, for he knows what’s truly important.
Is there anything more childlike than that?