There’s a lot that I’ve been meaning to write about (including a recent incident that involves an electric fire) but I have been lazy as well as overcome by a feeling of incompetency in writing. I should remember that anything worth doing is worth doing badly. So here I am determined to write something worth writing and hopefully, worth reading.
Today is the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I spent some time watching a documentary on the history Channel that was very inspiring as well as informative. There was so much that I learned; I have a new appreciation for the greatness of this man who persevered in the battle against racism, poverty, and even, as I learned, war. MLK saw the interconnectedness of hatred, injustice, and violence and wasn’t afraid to speak out.
Seeing MLK, hearing his words, reveals a great soul. Yes, he may have had faults but that does not take away from his virtuous, heroic action in striving to make the world a better place for children of God to live in. This heroism, it seems to me, was very much influenced by the redemptive mission of Christ: setting captives free from sin. Indeed, MLK was a Christian minister and was joined by ministers and priests in his quest for civil rights. The love of Christ impelled him.
After watching the documentary, I couldn’t help but desire to be great with the greatness of Jesus Christ. The dream must continue.. the world depends on it.
“I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.