Reposting this essay from a 6 year old girl from a couple of years ago:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. knew the key to living in peace – you have to meet hate with love. If someone is mean to you, you can be kind to that person. When you do that, a mean person often starts treating you more nicely.
Is it easy to be kind when someone is mean to you? No! N-O! When someone says something mean to me or talks to me in a harsh voice, I want to be mean back to them. But the Bible tells me, “Always try to be kind to one another.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. knew the Bible very well and that helped him live in peace.
Dr. King used words to change the world. In 1963 in Washington, D.C., Dr. King gave his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream.” He dreamed of a world where all people would be treated equally and where we would all live in peace.
Today, we can speak up when we see something that’s wrong or someone who isn’t being treated properly. When we see someone in need, we can help that person.
If Dr. King were alive today, he would want us to be kind to everyone, no matter how they look or where they live or if they’re rich or poor.