Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his final speech from a Memphis pulpit on April 3, 1968.
He was assassinated one day later.
He knew, as Moses before him, that he would not taste deliverance before death. But like Moses on the mountaintop, he would proclaim its promise from afar.
May we, too, look long and step tirelessly toward justice.
May we, too, endeavor to embrace the imago Dei in all.
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Listen to the conclusion of Dr. King’s final speech here: