This is about as basic as it gets. Anything that is not just, right, lawful or fair is a slap in the face to justice. It’s like that song about the barrel being placed over our light. We are called to be lights, but things of this world try to cover it up or even extinguish the light we are trying to shine all around.
Over the years of my teaching career, I have researched Martin Luther King, Jr., mainly for leadership curriculum purposes. He was a famous leader. Whether you agree with what he stood for or not, he was and still is a famous leader. His famous speeches and principles are used today in many ways and the fact that we celebrate this day for him,shows us all that he is still a great leader. If you read any of his sermons, watch his speeches or just glance at his quotes, you will see that he was a GODLY man, he was a man who believed in equality for ALL (not just those of his own skin color) and that he genuinely cared for everyone. He wanted justice for all. Seems like I’ve heard a statement with that “justice” thing in it before??? ” …with liberty and JUSTICE for all.” He stood on the principles that we should all strive to stand on. He believed in the good of man. Most importantly, he believed in Jesus and all He brought to us. If more of us would just believe in Jesus FIRST, justice would prevail. Justice would never be shaken or threatened.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Well said, Dr. King!