A Message From Mike Dahl

January 21, 2020

Shortly before his untimely death, Martin Luther King, Jr. was asked how he wanted to be remembered. His answer was not as the leader of the Civil Rights movement in America. It was not as the person who gave the “I Have A Dream” speech that so electrified a nation. It was not as a Nobel Prize winner. Instead he said,

“I’d like for somebody to say that Martin Luther King Jr. tried to love somebody. I want you to say that day that I tried to be right and to walk with them. I want you to be able to say that day that I did try to feed the hungry. I want you to be able to say that day that I did try in my life to clothe the naked. I want you to say on that day that I did in my life try to visit those who were in prison. And I want you to say that I tried to love and serve humanity.”

I have no higher hopes for Broad Street Ministry than that we can be remembered in the same way. How amazing would it be when people looked back upon the staff, volunteers, donors, and partners that comprise the BSM community than if they would say, “They truly loved their neighbors in all that they did.” As Dr. King noted, if this could be said, “all of the other shallow things will not matter.” I wish you all good blessings for the new year.

Mike Dahl
Executive Director