Sunday, January 23, 2011

Embracing the True Meaning of the Gospel

I heard a Reverend Nathan Coleman today talking about how we honor Martin Luther King, Jr.  He asked an excellent question, 'do we celebrate him as a hero or do we work to make his dream a reality?'  In order for global Christians to embrace the truth of the gospel, we must work for education and justice.  He suggested that the issues most important to MLK Jr were racism, economic justice and war [or peace]. 

According to a quote by King, "America is the greatest purveyor of violence in the world."  If he could say that then, what would he think now?  We are too comfortable and neglect to stand up for what is right.  We allow our children to see and participate in virtual violence.  Martin Luther King Jr had the courage to speak and live truth and justice.  Can we do any less?

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