I hope that everyone enjoyed their weekend! I have been pretty busy for the majority of the day but I’ve finally taken time to rest and relax my thoughts.
Today is the day in which we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr…. I’ve caught a few social media quotes littered with, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Or, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
So me being me, I take it upon myself to reread the letter Dr. King wrote from the Birmingham jail (along with other things). I have read this letter countless times, but I find that every time I read it, I am at a different point in life. The gained wisdom changing my ever growing perspective. Two pages in, I find myself asking how documents written so long ago can still ring true today… even though I get that same sense of “stuck” when I read the Bible. And I don’t mean literally like I’ve walked into a diner and there was a “colored” section. I mean in the sense that for all of the injustice that has been righted. There is so much injustice that still exist. Heartbreakingly so.
So we honor this man who had a vision for America, a dream that as Americans we would ALL uphold the words written in the Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” A man who was willing to sacrifice whatever he deemed necessary, including his freedom, so that the next generations wouldn’t have to. This man with an inner strength allowing him to take the wrath of the injustices of his time and continue with peaceful protest.
I hear individuals all the time who talk about how much worse it was in their time. (And I am in no way discounting that because I don’t know if I would have been strong enough to endure such disrespect and lack of humanity displayed in his time. With my current knowledge and demeanor) But I guess what I’m trying to say is… is time neutral in the sense that, first, time can be used as an tool for negative as well as positive? And in the sense that each generation has their own idea of what injustices they had to face?
Personally, I will continue to work towards correcting the injustices of this world in whatever capacity I can, and always side on the side of what is just. I love you all and pray that you all have incredible weeks. I leave you with this…
Romans 12:2 NLT
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Thanks again, God bless and One love.
-Quellz (komplex simplicity)
P.S. Happy MLK, Jr. Day