Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bla, Bla, Bla: Part III

I discovered this "marriage" of the Word with action-orientated words from Martin Luther King:

"It's all right to talk about "long white robes over yonder," in all of its symbolism. But ultimately people want some suits and dresses and shoes to wear down here! It's all right to talk about "streets flowing with milk and honey," but God has commanded us to be concerned about the slums down here, and his children who can't eat three square meals a day. It's all right to talk about the new Jerusalem, but one day, God's preacher must talk about the new New York, the new Atlanta, the new Philadelphia, the new Los Angeles, the new Memphis, Tennessee [or a new New Zealand]. This is what we have to do."
MLK, 3 April, 1968.

Imagine the impact of hearing (and doing) these words every Sunday or every time we gathered in community for worship.

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