Monday, April 10, 2017
The Dream of Tomorrow
“Today is the tomorrow you could only dream about yesterday.” Words from the sermon of Pastor Marsh at the ordination of Christa Fisher. Sunday April 9, 2017
We might reflect on the ordination and installation service of Christa as the tomorrow we dream of for the beloved anti racist community. What did we see? What did we hear? How did we live those moments in a “key of praise?”
One of the readings was from Martin Luther King, Jr’s Letter from the Birmingham jail written April 16, 1963.
I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial "outside agitator" idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.
Why is this reading still important to us 53 years later?