It’s that time again. Time for the weekly round-up of what happened on the blog.
Traffic was up compared to the previous week. I’m not sure what is driving it, but I’ll take it.
Church Search #8 was the most viewed post of the week. It was also the last as I begin a new series of posts that discuss our first year of assimilation into our new church.
Thoughts On Martin Luther King Day drove a lot of views. I discussed a couple of book, Guns of the South, which I’ve read and Bloodlines, which I want to read.
(Possibly The Last) 140 Words (More or Less) On Lists discusses how we make lists of what will please God. I also threw out the possibility of this being the last Twitterific Thursday 14o Word post. It ended up being the most viewed 140 Word post in a while. I decided that I won’t retire it completely. What I may do is make it a semi-regular post that is not really tied to any particular day.
Throw The Baby Out was my favorite post of the week. I discussed how we have the tendency to discount any good someone does because of the bad they do.
Whatever?!? took a phrase used by a character on Full House and asked if I take a whatever approach to people or do I treat them as God’s treasures?
Yesterday’s post, Waiting, was written because yesterday I spent much of my day waiting while Jan had surgery. God wants us to wait on Him and gives us plenty of other opportunities to practice.
I want to discuss two books with today being the day that we honor the birth of Martin Luther King.
The first is Guns Of The South. It is an alternate history of the Civil War written by Harry Turtledove that I read recently. In it, the South won the War Between The States. The Confederate States of America continued to exist. Robert E. Lee was elected president. What does this have to do with the events of today? Once elected, Robert E. Lee began the process of freeing slaves. He saw that world was changing and that his country could not continue to hold the position of maintaining slavery. Would everyone embrace the position and hold blacks as equal when slavery ended? I’m sure not. However, the process began that would lead to a man standing up for the equal rights of all.
The other book is one that I have not read yet. It is called Bloodlines: Race, Cross and the Christian. The gist is that one thing that can eliminate racism in people is Christ and the cross. I look forward to reading this.
The bottom line for me is that today is a day to turn the spotlight on prejudice and racism. Being one who grew up in the South where these two were just part of life, I feel I have made strides in my own life to rid them. Have I totally succeeded? Not with 100% success. However, Christ died on the cross for you and me. Christ freed me from the slavery of sin. He justified me. He made me His. How can I not let His work rid any racism and prejudice that exist in my life?
I am thankful for what Christ has done and is doing in my life. I am thankful for Martin Luther King for working for the equal rights of all.
What are your thoughts today about Martin Luther King, racism and prejudice?