Old thoughts, worth sharing again. It was about a year ago that I—living abroad and far too often expected as a token American to explain US politics—prepared this republication of a Facebook post made back in October of 2012, but I shied away from publishing it. Our missionary organization discourages us from political involvement, and so I again distance myself from that aspect, seeking here only to encourage grace, love, and healing as a nation, regardless of the disagreements that too often and too greatly divide us.
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School started today at the kids’ new school in South Africa. They just weren’t there for it.
How else can we begin? What else can be said, especially after so many things already have been? So many words, some beautiful, some ugly.
I was just remembering the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when I was struck by how admirable and appropriate each part of his name is.
Reverend – He was a man of God, pursuing Jesus’ call to love Him and all of our neighbors equally and sacrificially, who sought to minister not only to souls but also to suffering.
Doctor – He was a man of learning, who succeeded in cultivating his mind despite significant, racist barriers to fair education.
Martin Luther – He was a reformer who worked to free the oppressed from the corruption of his time.
King – He was a born leader with eloquence, regality, and courage.
Junior – He was a son, not only born to an earthly father but also reborn to an eternal One.