dr-martin-luther-king-jrJoin people from Sky Island UU and the wider community in celebrating the legacy of a twentieth century prophet, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Details to follow in upcoming issues of our newsletter on the celebration and parade in Sierra Vista.  Meanwhile, think about this from our Soul Matters resources:

Parker Palmer writes, “Avoid the bad habit of domesticating the prophet of your choice, turning him/her into a cheerleader for your way of thinking and way of life.” These words tragically describe what so often happens each January to Martin Luther King Jr. His call for equality and justice is regularly reduced to an invitation to embrace diversity and ignores his demand to turn the economic social order on its head. Treating him as a “saint” ends up hiding how radical he was. So this year, what can you do to honor “the radical MLK”? Here is some inspiration:

(Parker Palmer quote and links courtesy of Soul Matters Sharing Circle.)