Romans 12:12 – Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
In honor of Martin L. King, Jr. Day, I would hope that at this point in time with a divided nation that we reflect on the benefits of activism.
Listening to some of my friends sigh in disappointment about the change of administration under the leadership of a Donald Trump and his appointees has them decrying whoa, pain and hopelessness.
Nevertheless, no matter how many times that Trump makes outlandish remarks and attempts to belittle those who come against him.
If you know your history, Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. wasn’t about hopelessness.
As a matter of fact, Dr. King’s actions and purpose was the embodiment of hope for not only people of color, but also for all people who live under the oppression of evil and the wicked.
This coming Monday, attention throughout these United States and abroad will highlight the life and legacy of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.
Just to remind you that even to have Dr. King, Jr. birthday as a national holiday was also a hard-fought battle and seemed to be hopeless.
However, those who believed that Dr. King, Jr. deserved a holiday to commemorate his civil rights leadership and accomplishments stead the course and saw the victory.
Yes, with so many words, this incoming executive branch of our government has a great deal to be concern about (as with any new president coming into office).
Yet, let not hopelessness rule our lives.
Hopelessness is for those who would rather give up than turn to move the ship forward.
Martin L. King, Jr. was not about hopelessness because if he were…we would not be celebrating his life on January 16, 2017.
Live with hope!
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