As we approach the April 4th 50th Anniversary of the earthly departure of my Uncle Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., may we truly seek after the truths he sought to teach us:
“We must learn to live together as brothers [and sisters], or perish together as fools.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Someone texted me a social media clip from a young man recently.
The #s caught my attention with a message I learned at my ancestors’ knees. We are One Blood, One Human Race.
Acts 17:26 “And [God has] made of one blood all nations of [humans] to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation…”
While I’m not into calling people fools, we can acknowledge that there is truth in what young Joel Patrick speaks: “If you don’t see color… you are blind. If you judge only by color… you are a fool.”
In context, we can also agree with President Donald John Trump when he says that we are all red blooded [people]: “It’s time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood…”
The skin color war is at the root of human dissension and division; causing escalating wars, pain and death. There is a “three headed monster” at the heart of these race wars. Racism, Sexual Perversion and Reproductive Genocide work together to destroy our lives. Resist them in prayer and positively defined action.
As an important footnote, with looming midterm and 2020 elections, let’s not forget in the lofty towers of government and on society’s highways and byways, that minority votes and presence at the tables count. It will always be a grievous error to overlook and or deliberately exclude participation of a people group because of skin color bias. Minority votes count!
Again, Acts 17:26 says that we are One Blood. In that context, we are the Human Race. Skin Color is a gift from God. We are not color blind; we are not designed or intended for racial division; we are praying to unite in love and in living color.
Together, as The Human Race, with the help of God, we can overcome the darkness. Pray children, pray.
[New book coming soon by Alveda King and Ginger Howard: NOT COLOR BLIND]