I can move mountains, I can work a miracle
I have a lot of favorite historical figures. I figured I’d write about a dude who doesn’t get near enough credit: Martin Luther. This is the guy who called out the Catholic church. He literally made a list of his grievances, and attached it to their front door. That took a lot of courage. The church was very powerful, and his actions and personal writings afterwards showed that he was (rightfully) terrified. He was challenging The System, as well as most of Europe’s deeply held religious beliefs. And while he ran and hid, he never recanted. I admire that a great deal. Whether he changed things for the better or not, he stood up for what he believed was right. He called out corruption and hypocrisy, very much at the risk of his own life and safety. Regardless of whether or not I agree with his beliefs and writings (and many of them were not great, considering the time period), I respect his actions. It’s something I think people forget: no one is perfect (except Mr. Rogers), but that doesn’t invalidate everything they’ve ever done.