“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” he said.
A man of love, born on this day in Porbandar, India, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948).
Before Gandhi came on the political scene, the world knew only two instruments of change, the bullet and the ballot. Gandhi brought a new methodology of struggle in which there was a human touch .The civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1950s and ’60s was the embodiment of Gandhi’s ideas of nonviolent protest. King often cited Gandhi’s influence, and the movement’s pivotal 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Ala., had all the earmarks of a Gandhian non cooperation campaign.
“God answers prayer in His own way, not ours. His ways are different from the ways of mortals. Hence they are inscrutable. Prayer presupposes faith. No prayer goes in vain. Prayer is like any other action. It bears fruit whether we see it or not, and the fruit of heart prayer is far more potent than action so-called.” Gandhi