Saturday, January 19, 2008

Piper on MLK Day

It's unfortunate that this got posted so late, because I would have made sure that our elders involved in tomorrow's worship service, at least, would have read it and prepared accordingly.

This, along with my previous post, give us cause to really be able to celebrate tomorrow and what it has meant for civil rights in our country, while at the same time being cautious of the things we may be moving backwards on. Not to say that we have "arrived" where race is concerned, but I think it is quite safe to say that we are very far from where we started, and even a very good distance from the Dr. King quote in Piper's post, even if we still have many miles to go. But as we travel those miles, we need to remember that we live in a world that thrives on partiality and sinful oppression. Even as we become more aware and more sensitive (less sensitive?) to our differences in skin tones, we have to remain aware and be careful of what other areas we may be allowing our sinful tendencies toward the oppression of others to raise its ugly head.

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