Given By Rev. Madison Shockley January 20, 2019

Several of the passages from today’s reading are particularly poignant as we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King  Jr.. With just his intelligence, eloquence, courage, and faith, he freed a nation from segregation. Rev. King took the words of Matthew and Leviticus seriously. Love your neighbor as yourself. Love your enemy. Combined, this means love your enemies until they become your neighbors. Rev. King rose to prominence because of the actions of Rosa Parks. How did Rev. King break us from our addiction to segregation? He appealed to the values of America and the Declaration of Independence. His goal was to redeem the soul of America. Today, we must continue this fight. It is our moral obligation to resist injustice. The Statue of Liberty states our purpose. Immigrants are our neighbors. Redeem the soul of America!