Misunderstood leaders

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 15, 2011

Monday, the nation will observe and some people will celebrate the life of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. At the time of his crusade for equal rights, I like many did not understand or appreciate the man. Now, I consider him one of the bravest men in American history.

America, one nation under God, segregated its people by the color of their skin, an act which was unconstitutional and ungodly. He was non-violent in his march to change America and gave his life for a cause that was worth dying for.

Some whites resent the way America was changed. Many blacks have not realized that being free at last also means being free of the past and taking their rightful seat at the table of equality.

Yes, today race relations still have a long way to go and both parties are guilty.

Another Martin Luther that changed history and was and still is misunderstood was a German theologian and translator of the Bible who led the Protestant Reformation. Some religions to this day consider him an enemy to Jesus.

While on the subject of people who were misunderstood, Jesus leads the list. His message of salvation is so simple, it confuses most people.

Whether you agree with me or not, all three men changed the world and are still misunderstood, but only Jesus is still available to change lives.

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