Today is Martin Luther King Jr. day. It is also Pres. Obama’s inauguration. I think most people see the significance of both of these events falling on the same day. I pray that Pres. Obama will seek peace and justice during his second term. I pray he will draw closer to God and move our country closer to God as well. I also pray that our country will heal from her divisions and that we will once again become the UNITED States of America.
In honor of Dr. King, here is one of my favorite quotes from him: “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”
Here are some other things running through my mind:
- I would love to travel to Spain this May to minister to and encourage some missionary friends I have there. My friends have told me if I come they can set me up with someone to take me scuba diving in the Mediterranean. I am seriously praying about this.
- I dread this time of year because I have to get my taxes in order. Living in a free country is expensive.
- The epitome of capitalism was on full display when you see vendors selling all kinds of trinkets during the inauguration.
- I am so ready for spring, and warmer weather, I can’t hardly stand it. The older I get, the more I dislike cold.
- Looking forward to hearing Michelle Alexander speak tonight at Vanderbilt University. She wrote a book about mass incarceration in our country titled, The New Jim Crow.
- Two weeks into my series on Exodus, and so far I have enjoyed it. I hope my church as as well.
- I am a blessed person. Thank you Lord.
What’s on your mind today?