What is often lacking in most news about King is that his death left his wife of 15 years Coretta, a widow with four children; Yolanda age 13, Martin III age 10, Dexter age 7, and Bernice age 5. Death threats had surrounded King during marches, speeches and his non-violent efforts to change a nation, yet he pressed on.
I am aware that King’s life included allegations of affairs and wrong affiliations. I am still struck with his passion and commitment that reminds me of the type of commitment Jesus calls every follower of His.
24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for Me will save it. 25 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?