I’ve learned vocabulary during the time of COVID. Variant. I’ve re-learned the Greek alphabet. Delta. Omicron.
We just celebrated MLK Day and I am reminded once again, here is “Sweet Home Alabama” that when people down here wish people would “get over” things, like the notion of “racism”… that’s not easily done by those very same folks.
We have settled into the “nice” Martin Luther King version that keeps us comfortable and giving a nice nod to a day that celebrates him. Here is the Dr. King we, as whites, would rather not highlight:
As we approach MLK Day this year, some quotes we, as whites, would rather not highlight from Martin Luther King:
I began my meditations here. Some further thoughts as I keep working my way through this classic piece.
I am working my way through the letter Dr. King wrote in 1963 and started HERE. More notes from my walk through the letter this year.
MLK Day is coming next Monday and my yearly tradition has been to read his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” because it speaks so powerfully to me, a white moderate. This year I want to “get in the kitchen” to so speak and share my notes here as I read through this letter again this year.
My daily reading from the Daily Office takes me through John 6 regularly and every time I walk through it is the sense I am on holy ground. This is a moving text for me because it drives so deeply into our human motives and the desire of Jesus to strip us of all otherContinue reading “John 6 and holy ground”
This is the Sunday commemorating the baptism of Jesus. The reading for our church is from Luke 3:
O God, you made us in your own image, and you have redeemed us through your Son Jesus Christ: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in the bonds of love; and work through ourContinue reading “A prayer of hope”