Remembering MLK Jr.
There are so many ways to remember the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., but my favorite thing to do is to read some of his sermons. Before anything else, King considered himself a preacher of the gospel. He brought his best thinking and most amazing orator skills when he spoke about the good news regarding Jesus. Perhaps my favorite discourse is when he explains why love wins.
Enjoy these thoughts as you remember the man and consider how we should treat others...
“Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, 'Love your enemies.'
It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals.
Just keep being friendly to that person. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long.
Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but just keep loving them.
And by the power of your love they will break down under the load.
That’s love, you see. It is redemptive, and this is why Jesus says love.
There’s something about love that builds up and is creative. There is something about hate that tears down and is destructive.
So love your enemies."