I Have a Dream: The Legacy of Rev. King
Welcome to MLK Day with The REALLY Real Deal. Let’s Let’s take a look back at my Sunday Message for January 16, 2022.
Many will sing the praises of the late great Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as we celebrate his life and legacy today.
However, we in the Christian, Conservative movement have long embraced his teachings and his example. Christians and Conservatives often worked unified with him as he worked to make racial equality the norm, many decades ago.
If the other people who laud Dr. King only with their lips, were to encounter him as an unknown 93 year old man, who espoused the same colorblind philosophy as he did as a young man; they would call him “the black face of white supremacy.”
How do I know this? The answer is simple: they do it everyday to brave Black Americans who only want to put forth excellence without regard to having brown skin.
One other reaction they might have would be to say that he never fought for equality. They often say that he fought to further segregation in schools, universities, and local businesses such as restaurants and grocery stores.
In fact, in the wake of the BLM movement in 2020, some modern day demon-crats began to falsely paint MLK as the face of their movement. They called for drastic measures, such as segregation, saying that Rev. King fought for this.
They said that African-Americans should have more access to free healthcare, jobs, and certain buildings at universities called “Cultural Centers”.
Is this what Rev. King had dreamt about?
No. His dream was for peace, equality, reconciliation, forgiveness, unity, love, and all the things everyone should want from society. His dream extended to every race. His love for people was based on who they are, not the color of their skin.
How can we do better at honoring his legacy of Christ-like love for a broken world?
The answer is to love one another, to take up our crosses daily, and follow Jesus.
Only then, will the dream of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. can come to life.
God Bless y’all!