Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. If you have never read Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, I sincerely encourage you to do so today. (The text is attached here.) Peace and order where there is no understanding, dignity, or justice for all is a “false peace”. Sometimes speaking out and action is required – I greatly respect Dr. King for advocating a non-violent, loving means to reveal the false peace present in the segregated south (and elsewhere) and to advocate for the dignity and justice that all human beings made in the image of God deserve.
In particular, you will find in this letter a call to the “moderate” Christian to awake from his/her slumber. Let us pay attention and pray.
Friends, let us remain discontent with a status quo that does not treat all human beings with equal dignity. Let us love one another (despite our differences) and work for justice in the spheres of our influence, whether large or small.
And if you haven’t seen “Selma” yet, celebrate this Martin Luther King Jr. day by watching it.