- When you think of Martin Luther King, Jr., what comes to mind?
- When have you experienced oppression?
- Who are some of your heros who have led others out of "slavery?"
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. Just like Moses, Dr. King wanted his people to be free from the bonds of slavery. He felt his people were oppressed and deserved to be treated like others.
When I was in high school, I took calculus. During the first half of the year, we did derivatives. When we can to the second half of the year, we did integration. I remember our teacher saying that she always tried to start integration on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. She thought that was a worthy way to celebrate his accomplishments.
Dr. King tried to integrate his people into mainstream America. He wanted them to be accepted and treated as equals. Not only was that the dream of King, but I believe that this also was the dream of Jesus Christ. He wants us to accept each other and live in peace and harmony. It was His commandment-- love one another as He has loved us. If we live by that rule, no man will have to live in slavery again. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Meditate on or discuss with others the following quote: "The blessings that we give to each other are expressions of the blessing that rests on us from all eternity." --Henri J.M. Nouwen