“How old are you,” I asked. “I am 32… No, I just turned 33 - I just had a birthday,” she said with hesitation. When asked if she has a place to stay at night, she told me that she did. “I am staying with a friend,” she said.
“The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. King is interesting and the quotes he has for life are often from his experiences in life. He was actually born with the name of Michael King, Jr. in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. His father, Michael King, Sr. changed his own name in honor of the German Protestant religious leader Martin Luther. His son, Martin King, Jr., later decided to change his name to Martin Luther as well also in honor of the German religious leader who had a profound impact on the life of his family. What is even more interesting, neither of the two ever met the German man as he lived between the years of 1483 and 1546, long before the King family was formed.
On a Blog entitled The German Way & More I read:
Martin Luther, a former Augustinian monk and theology professor, began the Protestant Reformation by nailing his “Ninety-Five Theses” to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany in 1517.
Martin Luther From a 1533 painting of Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach. Although his original intent was only to reform the Roman Catholic Church, Luther’s actions led to a split in the Church, dividing it into the Protestant and Catholic branches. Today’s Lutheran Church (of which there are now several divisions, or “synods”) bears the name of the great Reformer (Reformator in German). Most of the countries of northern Europe soon became Protestant. Germany itself is today about evenly divided between Catholics and Protestants.
Besides his religious reforms, Luther also had an impact on standardizing the German language through his translation of the Bible into German. He was a leader in translating the Bible into the language of the people, rather than the traditional Latin.
This all proves my personal thought, one life can have a profound impact on the world.