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MLK: Read and Pray

Posted by Justin Pearson on


As you know, today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a national holiday to remember and commemorate the life and influence of Dr. King. It is a day when we should take time to think about and engage the issue of racial injustice in our country that, unfortunately, is still present.

But just as Valentine's Day should not be the only day you tell your wife you love her, this should not be the only day we think about this important topic. Instead, may it be one of many days, times, and moments that we seek to learn, lean in, pray, and work to bring about justice and equity for all who are made in the image of God.

To help you along the way, I want to commend two things for you to read.

If you've never read Letter from Birmingham Jail today would be a great day to do so. Its timelessness and relevance is both encouraging and sad.

I would also encourage you to read an article published in Christianity Today by Esau McCaulley as he reflects on the need to not just tweet quotes by MLK but work for real change. You can find that article here.

Lastly, Edward will be leading a time of prayer today at 4PM at the large open area behind the Fairfax County Government Center. The focus will be on racial reconciliation, confession, and the inauguration. You will do some social distanced walking and praying. All are welcome.  

Enjoy reading and praying today. May it lead to Kingdom influence and real change in our generation.

.grace and peace.



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