At this time every year, I watch the “I Have a Dream” speech given by Martin Luther King at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963.  In fewer than 18 minutes Dr. King explains how the quest for justice and equality should always be sought, will always be worth pursuing and must never be gotten through violent means. Today when I watched it I realized how far we have come on some issues while how little has progressed on others. In this beautiful and fallen world, I am burdened by how grueling it is trying to create a just and peaceful society while witnessing how little energy it takes to tear down the good and spread fear, anger, and hate. Like Dr. King, I seek to establish Christ’s Kingdom of God here on Earth.  When I live in Christ’s life of abundance instead of my natural inclination towards fear and scarcity, this Eden is easy to pursue. I resolve that, with God’s help, I will daily renew my efforts to do my part to promote peace and justice.

by Andrew