Martin Luther King preached about the time he was ready to give up out of fear of taking on the call as the leader of the Civil Rights movement. He recounted how he began to pray. He said God spoke clearly to him calling him to stand up for justice and truth and know that God would never leave him.
King said that, after praying, he no longer felt afraid or alone. And he knew he could now accomplish anything. He was a public disciple, and he was never shy about his faith and Who was driving his actions.
We look to King’s life and legacy to regain our sense of beloved community and boldness to stand for justice and truth. I think if King were alive today, he would still say, “The time is always right to do what is right.”
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA blog by Valora K Starr.
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