The how, what, and when of a message is critical to its delivery, understanding, and intent. I recall hearing as a child, “sticks and stone may break your bones, but words will never hurt you.” While completely untrue, I think adults may have said that to teach young people how to cope with the hurt words can cause.
What does serve, service and serving mean to you? Over the years, when I’ve had days where I felt sad or down, people have told me to give what I feel I’m lacking, i.e., give love, support, charity, etc.
While we witness the events unfolding all around us. It is somewhat surreal to think that MLK’s words on the “Other America” spoken some 52 years ago ring loudly to this day in the voice of protestors and those who have lost loved ones. So that you can appreciate what I am speaking about, here are the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: