My friends, we are living in incredible times.
For some, this season is recognized as Easter season.
As a Christian evangelist I celebrate a resurrection holiday in honor of the faithful belief that Jesus Christ, the Son of God was born of the Virgin Mary, lived and ministered here on earth, was crucified, died to bring redemption for sinners, defeated hell and the grave, and rose again on Resurrection Day.
Today, as I reflect on these occurrences, it matters not as much who believes as I do; who celebrates Easter, or who commercializes the observation with chocolate Easter eggs and chicks and bunnies. No, today, what matters most to me is that we live in a world where people are bickering and fighting and not receiving the joy of peace and unity.
Along with this day being commemorated as Good Friday by many, today is special to me because the film "Roe v. Wade" is being released on streaming networks today. I am an executive producer on the project, and have had the distinct honor of working with Nick Loeb and Kathy Allyn in bringing this film to the screen.
And I also have had the experience of working on the project with incredible actors, including but not limited to Stacey dash, Jon Voight, and Robert Davi. Some may ask why the film is being released in a day that is observed as a sacred occasion for many.
For me, it seems fitting that since Jesus Christ is "the way the truth and the life," and is also "the light of the world," bringing the truth and light about how Roe V Wade brought legal abortion to America and perhaps the world on this particular day is appropriate.
Since MLK was assassinated on April 4, 1968, it is a tradition of my family to lay a commemorative wreath every year.
So this year on Easter, members of my family, the King Family Legacy, will gather to lay a wreath at the gravesite of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his wife Coretta Scott King. MLK was my Uncle, brother to my dad A. D. King.
They, along with many of our dearly departed family members, live in Heaven now. They are sorely missed and are tenderly remembered.
While I almost always join my family on these occasion, this year, I will spend the day in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, while praying and thanking God for healing broken hearts.
This is an especially tender time for prayers, since so many people around the world have and are suffering from the impact of COVID 19.
My friends, whatever your faith may be, I ask you to consider today and in the days ahead, that human life from the womb to the tomb is sacred.
For those who do believe, please share with me a time of rejoicing that Jesus is risen.
For everyone, please enjoy a safe and blessed weekend.
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 Dr. Alveda C. King's Reports — More Here.
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