I didn’t intend to write and post on a holiday break from work. However, it weighs heavy on me. Today, the United States commemorates the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was a man who stood firmly for what he believed in, that we are all created equal by a holy and sovereign God. His dream was for a united America, not just for unity’s sake but under a righteous God.
It’s interesting to recount how little regard I have placed for the sacrifices of the nation’s founders and my forefathers. In my ignorance I have failed to understand the significance of the freedoms enjoyed today. In my freedom, I believed it gave me license to ignore, disrespect, and berate.
You are seen as hateful if you have a different opinion. Dr. King had a radical difference of opinion. The truth is what guided him were the traditions of Judeo-Christian values, he was a Baptist minister. Today, these values are under attack.
Politicians and their constituents are believing that the United States isn’t “that great” or ever “great” to begin with. If that were so, what were tears shed, blood spilled, and lives lost for? Besides every day people suffering and dying for ideals, Presidents have paid with their lives as well,
This country has a long standing tradition of seeking to improve the lives of our fellow brothers and sisters. Let us not fall victim to…
There are days I want to give up. There are even more days doubt sets in about my capabilities, but then I remember the following.
We can’t correct the hurts and harms of yesterday, but we can enjoy today’s freedoms.