Martin Luther King, Jr.

Before I was a civil rights leader, I was a preacher of the Gospel. This was my first calling and it still remains my greatest commitment. You know, actually all that I do in civil rights I do because I consider it a part of my ministry. I have no other ambitions in life but to achieve excellence in the Christian ministry. I don't plan to run for any political office. I don't plan to do anything but remain a preacher. And what I'm doing in this struggle, along with many others, grows out of my feeling that the preacher must be concerned about the whole man.

-King 1967

On Monday, January 18th, we remember Martin Luther King, Jr. for combating racial inequality through nonviolence, but let us also remember from whom Mr. King's resolve came. May we be reminded of Christ's unconditional love for us and our brothers. Let us not forget our commitment to share the good news of the Gospel and to extend Mercy to all. Before we are anything else, we are followers of Christ. Christ lives in us and calls us to his ministry to serve and concern ourselves with others.

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