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At the conclusion of #MLKDay, a brief thread about my father and how we can authentically honor him. #MLK90 #MLK:
He was a global, comprehensive thinker who believed that all of humanity is interconnected.
He was not anti-political. He believed that laws should reflect a quest for justice and peace. And he worked and protested for legislative change.
King was not a “why can’t we all just get along?” King. He understood that truth and reconciliation are joined, as are peace and justice.
King was hopeful, but his hope was not naïveté. That’s not what hope is. He studied the human condition and believed that, with nonviolence, we could build a more peaceful, just, humane world.
He wrote and spoke about racism, white supremacy, and colonialism. His “not be judged for the color of their skin” quote should not be used to chastise people and label them as “race baiters” when they are conveying racism as a very real, persistent evil.
Honor King with truth about the state of our nation and world. Be wise, aware and a witness for the violated and voiceless.
Honor King by studying his philosophy, not just his quotes. He cultivated a way of thinking purposed to recognize the spark of divinity in every individual. Beyond borders and without walls.
Honor King by engaging in courageous, compassionate action to serve needs AND transform systems. My father referred to this as “transforming Jericho Road,” not only “flinging a coin at a beggar.”
Drive out hate with love, which is a force for peace and justice.
Do justice. You negate your desire for peace if you’re not working for justice. “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” #MLK
Seek the common good for our World House. #MLK90 #MLKDay #MLK
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