by Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968)

In a sense every day is judgment day
Language: English 
In a sense every day is judgment day, 
and we, through our deeds and words, 
our silence and speech, 
are constantly writing in the Book of Life.

Light has come into the world, and 
every man must decide whether he will walk 
in the light of creative altruism 
or the darkness of destructive selfishness. 
This is the judgment. 
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, 
“What are you doing for others?”

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