Today is the anniversary of the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968].
He worked for the respect and equality of all people under the laws of the United States. He embraced nonviolence. I learned of this anniversary of his death at the following website, thanks to my colleague, Esther. Innervisions. There is a prayer there by Iyanla Vanzant. I am thankful for her prayer. I am also thankful for Neal Plantinga who has given me some of the following imagery. As always, it is a good day to pray.
Grant us the ability to work without discouragement for peace and encourage peace around the world. May we beat our machine guns into trellises for grapevines, remake our tanks into tractors, refurbish the Pentagon into a multi-national food court, and make the battlefields into fertile farmlands and fields of flowers. May our money now spent for defense be earmarked for peace. May we see the day when wars and violence end. May we see the face of Christ on each person we meet.
Blessings on you. A path toward peace is a path toward wholeness.