1/18/2016

Today many of us had off for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.  Some call this Civil Rights Day.  Others call it a National Day of Service.  Any way you choose to look at the day and remember the man, it is important to step back and consider all that Dr. King was fighting for – things I believe Jesus would have agreed with – treating each other with love, respect and care. 
 
If you are a Facebook users, you’ll find countless memes and quotes with Dr. King’s words today.  “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”    “The time is always right to do what is right.”  “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ”  These are all things the church can and should think about today and every day. 
 
How can we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?  How can we bring Jesus’ message of love and hope to those who are disenfranchised and hurting in the world around us?  Today make a conscious effort to do one thing differently that will make a positive difference in the life of someone else.  Then do the same thing tomorrow and the day after that and the day after that and see how your small action can cause a ripple effect and improve our world.