A Nurse’s Remedy for Racism: Faith and Action

MLK…”he dispersed, education, community values and hope.”

MLK quote

Today I want to start my day in prayer and meditation to remember Martin Luther King and his legacy of peaceful resistance.

His work brings tears to my eyes and I emphasize work because while others would call it a fight for social justice, I believe the word fight contradicts much of the miracles he accomplished.

It was a bloody battle on racism, and still is, yet Martin Luther King acted as a conscientious objector: an “individual who claims the right to refuse to perform military actions on the grounds of freedom of thought, conscience, disability, and/or religion. Martin Luther King Jr didn’t hand out rifles, tear gas and brass knuckles to retaliate against the U.S. military who tried to break up his protests. Instead, he dispersed education, community values and hope that Black Lives Matter.

For this, he is the face of heaven on earth: a leader of a peaceful movement. Today, his comfort rises up in memorials all over the nation that honor his loving actions against the “mountain of despair” of all people who are disrespected because of color, gender or disability.

Take a moment to meditate on the fact that Martin Luther King worked hard to battle racism not with violence but with faith and action. Every time you start to say the word “fight”, consciously replace it with a word that exemplifies hope. Share this.