Monday, January 18, 2010
Martin Luther King
God has blessed our country in Martin Luther King. He not only helped us to see the evil of racism but gave us a tool to defeat it: non-violent resistance. We still have far to go to achieve his dream of racial equality, but we have come a long way from the days I experienced when restaurants prominently displayed the sign "We reserve the right to serve whomever we please" and black people were segregated in a special section of a theater, if they were allowed in at all, and no property where I live could be sold to blacks.
One of his quotes that has helped me think about the Cross as well as the tool of non-violent resistance is:
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
will have the final word in reality.
That is why right, temporarily defeated,
is stronger than evil triumphant."