Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and his transformative legacy on our country, I want to share this short video from Sojourners. In an interview with Lisa Sharon Harper, Rev. Bill Love, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Dadeville, talks about his experiences growing up in Montgomery, Ala.

Sojo Short: Pastor Bill Love- First Presbyterian Church, Dadeville, Ala. from cathleen falsani on Vimeo.

The video is part of a post in Sojourners' God's Politics blog entitled Martin Luther King Day: Healing Prayer and the Lies We Believe.  In the post, Ms. Harper talks about healing and prayer, using some ideas from the Richard Foster's book, Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home  Drawing the link between prayer, repentance and transformation, here is what Ms. Harper says.

On Monday, we celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — a man who called America to face the lies embedded in its soul.
He called us to face the lie that any amount of poverty is acceptable.
“I have the audacity to believe that people’s everywhere can have three meals per day, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.” (Norway, 1964)
He called us to face the lie that might makes right.
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.”

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