Service and greatness: Remembering Dr. King


“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I’ve been thinking about the meaning behind the above statement. Because you have the ability to serve, you can be great. Or maybe because you can serve, other people have the opportunity to be great.

Because you take your time, your passions, and your dedication and channel it into something bigger, you can make a difference in the life of someone else.

And not just a specific someone, but everyone. Because it’s more about what you do have and less about what you don’t have.

Dr. King makes that known in the rest of his quote.

“You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don’t have to know Einstein’s theory of relativity to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.”

CASA of Luzerne County is currently advocating for 50 children who have been placed into foster care because of abuse and neglect. There are still 400 others who are waiting for someone to serve.

We’re hosting an info session in our office on January 22 at 5 p.m. I encourage you to come by and learn more about how you can take the things that make you uniquely you and channel them into something that will make a real, lasting impact in the life of a child. Click here to register.

If you can’t make it tomorrow, we have two more info sessions coming up in February. February 4 and February 19, both at 5 p.m.

Please consider joining the other CASA volunteers whose souls are generated by love in honoring Dr. King’s legacy by serving their community.