The above photo was taken at the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN last week. Chalk board asks you to answer "What do freedom and leadership mean to you?" A few GO! staffers took it as an opportunity to write: Love God. Love your neighbor. Change the world!
A fitting response and nicely timed. On Sunday people from all over the world came together on our Nation's Capital to dedicate the National Mall's newest monument - the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. As part of the tribute, President Obama spoke these words:
"First and foremost, let us remember that change has never been quick," the president said. "Change has never been simple or without controversy. Change depends on persistence. Change requires determination."
We are trying to be lights and to reflect God's glory in our local communities (and in our larger global community). We believe that we are called to love our neighbor. We believe that our GOD is a GOD who changes things. We know he changes lives. We know he transforms people. It is important to remember that it won't always be easy, it won't always be clear - yet God will always be there working - loving.
Love your neighbor.
Change the world.