“Remaining Awake through a Great Revolution” was the title Dr. Martin Luther King Jr gave to his last Sunday sermon, delivered on March 31, 1968. He based the first part of his remarks on Revelations, “Behold, I make all things new.”
Like many of Dr. King’s sermons, this one resonates with me, not because of his theology or interpretation of scripture, but rather because Dr. King uses scripture to eviscerate the racism in our society.
He dissects the popular phrase, “pull yourself up by your bootstraps.” Dr. King argues, rightly in my opinion, that, “It is a cruel jest to say to bootless man, that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.”
We must all remain awake during this Great Revolution. We must ALL commit and challenge ourselves to be anti-racist.
Thank you for reminding us to embrace the concept of revolution.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, Jr.