What do you know about him? ¬†I site and think that I know too little. ¬†I know I respect everything that I do know about him, but it is so little compared to what I am sure is worth knowing. ¬†As I read about Dr. King I find myself thinking about the passion that he lived his life. ¬†His calling was one that was driven by necessity.
But if you stop and think for a minute about this life that we are living. ¬†Would you not agree that there are problems that exist in our world, right now that necessitate a fix? ¬†Dr. King’s was perhaps worse than anything that we face here in our country, or perhaps it only seems that way because it was on the surface for everyone to see. ¬†The obvious nature of the civil rights affront, pressed him to action.
There is oppression occurring around the world, that is equal if not greater to the racial problems that plagued the US for so many years. ¬†And in these circumstances, the oppression is obvious, and people are in tune with the need to fix a problem. ¬†But what about the more silent problems that surround us. ¬†I will tell you the one that I am against, the healthcare lie that is ruining this country. ¬†I’ll openly talk about this one, but I know you are aware of other problems and I wonder if you are willing to talk about those?
Whether they be related to government specifically, or taxation, or politics, or poverty, or anything else that just happens to get you fired up. ¬†These are issues that need your help, by necessity. ¬†Just like Dr. King was moved to action by necessity, you should be moved as well. ¬†When I read Dr. King, I am absolutely moved by his passionate pursuit of his dream, and realizing full well that God gave him his dream, it only makes sense to pursue it with everything. ¬†To die for it is simply the calling that was necessary.
Is there a dream that you would die for? ¬†On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the 26th one since it was established, I would ask you to stop and think about the passion that guided his life, and ask you to consider if there is some pursuit that should be passionately driving you? ¬†Life change, community change, world change… no matter how big or small, if it is your calling, it is worth it! ¬†Be well, be passionate! ¬†– ¬†Dr. E