Monday, January 21, 2008

Pride (in the name of love)

Thank you to all who gave of themselves - their financial security, their personal safety, their status in their community, even their own lives - to stand for what is right & true & Biblical...
There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28 (NIV)
We live in a better world because of your sacrifice.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Martin Luther King, Jr.
If you have not had the opportunity to visit the National Civil Rights Museum, make it happen. This is an important chapter in our history & the ways that we have and have not dealt with racism reflect not only on our national culture but also on our willingness to live & love like Jesus Christ.

1 comment:

Dave Vander Ark Family said...

I've often wondered what would be the most appropriate way to celebrate MLK Day. Most of the other holidays have years of tradition associated with their celebration, but since MLK Day is so new, there's not much established yet for how to commemorate it. Your post doesn't answer my question about how to celebrate this day, but it reinforces my desire to make it an important day. Thank you for that.