Friday, April 04, 2008

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Today is a day of remembrance to honor a man who called for change in a age of racial instability and social injustice. When I was growing up I had always assumed the Dr. King was just a civil rights leader and nothing else. When I was in the 8th grade I wrote a paper about Dr. King for my Social Studies class in which I took it from the perspective of Dr. King being just a civil rights leader because I knew of nothing else at the time about his life in general. The paper that I did that so many years ago has always been in the back of my mind and for why I was never sure until 2006 when I took a class for seminary called Theology of Suffering and Reconciliation in which I was introduced to Dr. King as a theologian which sparked a renewed interest in him as a person for me that has forever had an impact on me a person to realize he was first a theologian and second a civil rights leader which puts him into a proper persepective in how and why he became a person who forever changed the history of the world. It was not something he wanted to do but was given to do as I believe by God. Even though he was taken 40 years ago he is still speaking to us and having an impact on people, May We Never Forget!!!!!


1 comment:

jjevans said...

I got a hard question for you. It might not seem like a difficult question at first glance, but here it is: What teachings of Martin Luther, Jr. do you think have been left out of the modern, secular version(s) of racial diversity and why?