Artist Inspiration: Tavis Coburn

Artist Inspiration: Tavis Coburn

Tavis Coburn via thisisnthappiness


“Nonviolence is the answer

to the crucial political and moral

questions of our time: the need for

man to overcome oppression and violence

without resorting to oppression and violence.

Man must evolve for all human conflict

a method which rejects revenge, aggression

and retaliation.

The foundation of such a method is love.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.,

Nobel Prize acceptance speech,

Stockholm, Sweden, December 11, 1964.


Recently my son wrote a paper about King,

and one of the books he referenced

Strength to Love
which I can’t

recommend enough.

King’s sermons and thoughts in the book

changed and deepened me in

an unexpected way.
Is there anything so challenging
or critical as loving our enemies?


So happy to honor him today.

Peace to you right where you are.



1 Comment

  1. January 17, 2011 / 4:06 pm

    Wow… He was and still is a hero. It's amazing all you can learn with this man. I wish we had more "heros" like him in this world. I really wish we did.

    Beautiful, M!


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