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IDENTITY PRECEDES OUR MISSION AS IT DID FOR DR. KING

18 January 2018 No Comment

IDENTITY PRECEDES OUR MISSION AS IT DID FOR DR. KING
Father John Walsh

There are many people who know how to be Christian by avoiding sin and what to do by following the prescribed prayers and rituals but few have the courage to ask why. Martin Luther King Jr. knew why he was a Christian. He was inspired by his faith to speak openly and freely about the plight of those who were denied their civil rights. He relied on Isaiah in his “I Have A Dream” speech: I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; “and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”
It was his faith that is able to hew out of the mountain of despair into a stone of hope. He envisioned a beautiful symphony of brotherhood able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day. Sing with new meaning: My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring! And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. When we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!
Thomas Reese, S.J. writes: Sadly, King and his vision have been largely secularized by modern culture. Reverend King, a Christian prophet, has morphed into Dr. King, a mere social reformer. Understanding King’s religious identity also reminds us that religion at its best can be such a power for good in our nation. Authentic religion is fueled by prayer and community and allows society to see a true reflection of itself: the good and the bad. It makes us slow down, be quiet and take a longer view of human history. It can open our eyes to the social ills that the pace of everyday life does not allow us to see. In short, good religion can help liberate society from its worst evils. We remember Martin Luther King as the man he truly was: a Christian prophet for justice and a man deeply formed by a religious experience of God and of Jesus Christ. Doing so does not marginalize King, but rather contextualizes him correctly and gives his vision flesh. It reminds us that King’s dream was not his alone, but was and still is the dream of God for humanity.

To recall the life of Martin Luther King Jr. is to challenge today’s society and of each of us, as he wrote in his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail:” we ought to obey God rather than man. God emerges from the struggle for human rights, for civil rights, and in those struggles God encourages us to transcend our own personal human aspirations and live a life of service to those who are most in need of justice and that allow for the in-breaking of God’s Reign, one of justice, mercy, peace, and love.

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