“I will walk in freedom, for I have devoted myself to your commandments.”
Today, many of our businesses will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. And those that are open may hold moments of remembrance and tributes for what he stood for and accomplished. I’d like to dedicate today’s post to those inside of our companies and organizations who recognize and stand up to defend the message that Martin Luther King, Jr. brought to us. It is not a given that our companies are any better than our society, but many times we take this for granted as if every one of our employees are pure, honest and fair. If this was the case, then all of the unemployed would only be the dishonest and the prejudiced. We know that to not be the way it is so, we need to be even that much more committed to furthering the values and principles of inclusion, equality and diversity in our workplaces.
As we remain committed to bringing glory to God in our work, let’s remember that there are those around us who come from different backgrounds, experiences and cultures, who today may not feel that they are equally appreciated on the job. We can’t assure that everyone around us will stand up and do what is right, but we can assure that we will. That choice is ours!
Happy Martin Luther King Day.
Reference: Psalm 119:45 (New Living Translation)