I was working briefly part time as a janitor for a concourse at O'Hare Airport in Chicago. I needed the money, but did not enjoy walking up and down the hall with the cart picking up trash, and keeping the floors clean. All of that for one dollar an hour (it was a long time ago) I was feeling particularly low one day, when I spotted 3 men coming down the hall toward me. I did not recognize the men on either side but I did recognize the man in the middle. It was Dr. Martin Luther King. I thought to myself "I am feeling low and here comes a man who has a heart for people who are feeling low . So, throwing caution to the wind, I walked up to Dr. King and introduced myself and shook his hand. He was pleasant as I interrupted, and then he walked on down the hall.
He was in Chicago to march. It took some courage on his part for he was not liked in Chicago. Whether you agree with him or not, he stood up for what he believed. One of his heroes was Gandi who was a peaceful protester. To live the Christian life takes courage for there are times when the culture conflicts with our Christian values, and to stand up for those values takes courage to stand up to the culture ad let others know that we are followers of the Carpenter from Nazareth. We are not to just
"go along to get along". Our morality and values are not regulated by political correctness, but on the worlds and examples of Jesus Christ as members of His Body the Church.
WRITTEN on Wed The anniversary of MLKs' death
Bless somebody today!