Sunday, April 13, 2008

Race. Right. Love. Justice.

"Justice is what love sounds like when it speaks in public"

A bunch of guys get together on Sunday's to talk about issues... No. It isn't in a house of worship... It's Meet the Press... which premiered on radio in 1945 and is now the longest running broadcast on television.

It's been a part of my weekly tradition for as long as I can remember. And. Every now and then... something jumps out. and hits me. hard.

From the broadcast archives in honor of Martin Luther King ... came this response to a question about how many white people attended his Sunday congregation...

"It is one of the tragedies of our nation, one of the shameful tragedies, that 11 o'clock on Sunday morning is one of the most segregated hours, if not, the most segregated hour in Christian America."
(Rev. Liston Pope, Dean of Yale Divinity School)

Martin Luther King on "Meet The Press"

"Standing against the spirit and the teachings... failing to be a true witness."

Moving beyond race. Celebrating in different ways.

It is. a great tragedy. that fear drives the need to segregate and separate. But. it is an even greater tragedy that we allow it to continue.

"Justice is what love sounds like when it speaks in public"

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