Many have died for it. For your freedom. For my freedom. We were created to be free by our Creator. Many try to take away freedom with their power. Many fear our freedom will take away their power. People look to take away freedom from those who are different, from those who are weak, and from those who can’t stand on their own.
The Lord has created people who will not stand for freedoms that the Lord gave us to be taken away. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior was one of these people. He stood up for freedom. He stood up for love. He loved the Lord and loved his neighbor. He fought for freedom for all people. Not black, not white, not yellow, or brown. All people.
He has said, “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
He has said, “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
In my last post I wrote about the greatest commandments. Dr. King followed these. He loved God and loved his neighbor. Hate cut his life short but hate did not succeed at killing his dream. While we all do not get along, and people still try to take freedoms away, I encourage you to continue to journey to the mountain top. I encourage you to continue to fight for freedom. I encourage you to love God and your neighbors.
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?