Monday, January 21, 2008

The Fight for Justice: Remember MLK

Yesterday, America celebrated the life of Martin Luther King Jr, a tireless worker for justice and civil rights. He is most famous for his "I have a dream" speech that ignited a nation, but what's more impressive to me is that he wasn't just a spokesperson, but he embodied the message he spoke of. He was personally invested. For example, did you know that when he won the nobel piece prize, he donate all the prize money ($54,000+) for the fight for justice? Moreover, he was arrested upwards of 20 times and assaulted at least 4 times.

We all should be engaged in the fight for justice. We may not be able to address crowds of 250,000, but we can be personally invested. As Christians, we have been commissioned and anointed (empowered by the Holy Spirit) to proclaim God's justice, which involves redeeming the world - all nations, all tribes, all tongues, all races, all colors - by the blood of Jesus Christ.