Safe Place with Ruth Graham

Safe Place with Ruth Graham


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posted by Ruth Graham

Today would have been Martin Luther King’s 85th birthday!

I wonder…I wonder… If he were alive today what he would think and say of our racial divide. What would he have to say about God being eliminated from our national conversation?

Martin Luther King left this great nation with a legacy. Have we followed in his footsteps? Have we perverted his intent? He did not want us to look at the color of a person’s skin but at the content of their character. We have reversed that. It seems character no longer matters…

I never met him. I was aware of his friendship with my father and my father’s deep respect for him. I don’t want to presume or assume…but I believe he would be grieved if he looked around today at the anger, the bitterness…

Certainly things have changed, in many ways for the better. There are fairer laws. There is a measure of equality on the books. But do the races understand each other better today? Is there more unity and love? Is there more grace?

If not then we have failed Dr. King and so many who went before us with conviction and character. Where are such leaders today? Will you and I step up to the plate?



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