Friday, April 4, 2014

Lent Day 27: WIGIAT?: MLK Jr.

Each day during Lent I am updating my blog, based on WIGIAT? Where is God in All this?

On April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot outside a hotel in Memphis. I'm not going to say much about this tragic event; just that King led a movement, that was both civil and divine, and was used by God to help usher in a little more of the Kingdom of God. Pride: In the Name of Love, by U2 is a great song about Dr. King.

And this song, by Nina Simone, Why?: The King of Love is Dead, is a raw, emotional testament to those days. 

Today, 46 years after his death, Martin's life still testifies to God's Kingdom of love that continues to break into this world. Amen.

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