The effective catechist knows how to use just about any event as an opportunity for catechesis. Some Catholics feel that because Dr. King was not Catholic, it’s not proper to hold him up as a role model and to reflect on his life, his words, and his accomplishments. Nonsense. God works through all people and God’s grace worked through and continues to work through the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
I personally think that this holiday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on our call to service. It is becoming customary to mark this holiday by performing service to others. This is in response to Dr. King’s famous words:
If you want to be important