For decades in America, across two centuries, in the month of January we have and continue to take a day to honor the legacy and memory of my uncle, the prophet Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
. A few days later, we March for Life.
When peripherals collide, convergence is imminent; so it’s likely no coincidence that three occasions coincide. Abortion - Pro Life, 2020 March for Life, Washington, D.C., and Walk for Life, San Francisco.
Even though widespread conflict and mutual distrust abound, we still have a Dream. So, it’s more vital than ever for us to reflect on the message of faith, love, and life that my uncle shared with the world.
Prophet Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man of God who endeavored to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. MLK saw humanity as God’s creation; and he hoped and dreamed that we would become brothers and sisters.
Prophet King saw humanity as being “of one blood, [wherein] God created the human race” (Acts 17:26). King’s faith and love guided his commitment to his community, and to the world. God was the source of King’s calling to the great mission of uniting men and women of different faiths and ethnic groups.
My uncle viewed love as the power that would redeem humankind. God’s creative love is the power that rules the cosmos, and God’s grace gives us the power to make brothers and sisters out of men and women, boys and girls.
“I have decided to stick with love,” my uncle famously said. “Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
Today, hate still retains its grip over too many human hearts — but we can change that if we follow my uncle’s example and choose agape love. Hate is truly a tremendous burden, and we as a nation need to remember that there is a better alternative.
In order to prevent hatred from corrupting our hearts, we must allow God’s love to flow through us. Only through agape love can we become what God intended us to be, brothers and sisters of one human family.
There is so much to love in today’s America, with President Trump providing all Americans the opportunity to live lives devoted to life, family, community, and God.
President Trump (America’s most prolife president ever) has worked to unite us as Americans, dedicated to our country and the Gospel, by working in service to our nation as a whole.
We need to continue the hard work of bringing Americans together; a movement that is already making our country stronger than it’s ever been. We can do that by deepening our faith and following the example of Jesus Christ, as my uncle encouraged us to do.
Through his faith, love, and service, Martin Luther King, Jr. helped to make America a more righteous country, while recommitting us to the principles of equality that guided our founding.
Through both his words and his example, MLK reminded millions of people of God’s love for them. His words continue to do so to this day.
My uncle was just one man, but his influence endures because he was dedicated to his God and his brothers and sisters of all creeds and colors. When we reflect on how much one man, devoted to faith and love and the teachings of Jesus Christ, was able to accomplish, we should all take heart and have faith and love.
God has a plan for us, and through prayer, love and faith, we can better understand and follow that plan.
“This is GOD ’s Word on the subject: ... I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.
“When you come looking for me, you’ll find me. Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.” GOD’s Decree. “I’ll turn things around for you. — bring you home... You can count on it. When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I’ll listen.” – Jeremiah 29:10-14 MSG
Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She is director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father's church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda herself was jailed during the open housing movement. Read more reports from Dr. Alveda C. King — Click Here Now.
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