MLK is portrayed as the calm leader who revolutionized the Civil Rights movement. But even as a man of God, MLK had his doubts.
MLK received the message, “Martin, stand up for righteousness, for justice, for truth and I will be with you, even unto the end of the world.”
Had MLK quit the civil rights movement he wouldn’t have had the lasting impact, nor would he have had the platform to continue to share his evolving philosophy on liberation.
We must listen to God and lean into the mission God’s assigned us, even when no one else understands it. This is not to say that we won’t be afraid, have to make sacrifices, or even place ourselves in danger.
Like MLK we must work with Spirit to discern what we are willing to risk for the sake of collective Black liberation.
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