Friday, April 4

Early Morning, April 4

Listening to pride by U2, and realizing the date, I can't help but think about Dr. King for a while. He was such as amazing person, speaker, teacher, and leader. He moved a nation. People like Dr. King make me proud that I am an American. Unlike Michelle Obama, I mean that the way I said it. I spend a majority of my time thinking of how I would be much happier as a Canadian. America has somehow come to stand for politics and divisions, the whole world thinks of us as blue states and red states. Why is it that we don't have anything to stand up for anymore? Where is the Dr. King of our generation? Who will lead the way to advance a politics of love, of acceptance, and generosity?? Is it that we have no great cause, or are we just a generation of apathy. Keyboard jockeys, bloggers, and other leaders seem to cry out for a new movement all the time, but to no avail. Where is our great Christian leader who cares about justice and human rights more than the feel good gospel?? Where is the unity of the body of Christ that comes together to bring the Kingdom to the world?? Sometimes I wish I was alive at the same time that Dr. King was leading millions away form hatred and fear, and into something better. It may not have been a better time then, but people had a cause, a faith, and a great leader to stand behind. God, thank You for Dr. King and others like him, and for those like him yet to come.

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5 comments:

the photoSmith said...

nicely put, couldn't agree more...

Anonymous said...

Paul, I am utterly, completely, jealous. I wish I could go on a road trip. I hope you have an absolute blast. CAROL

Rebecca Rabb said...

Hey, Paul. This reminds me of something I watched today. The pope was riding in his "pope-mobile" in NYC some 4 blocks and THOUSANDS of people were there JUST to SEE him. For some reason it bothered me. I like that they listen to what he has to say (hopefully) but he is just one man, and does he really do much other than work as a symbol? Dr. King had PASSION... passion for JESUS and passion for CHANGE! The pope has... robes, secret service escorts, and people worshiping him- or thats the impression I got.

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Teysha Faith said...

i've been listening to this song a lot lately. what you've said about it has changed the way i listen to it.