This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let us not only reflect on Dr. King’s legacy and what he accomplished through his nonviolent protests during America’s Civil Rights Movement. May we also hear the biblical truth he shared during his last recorded speech.
Listen carefully and take to heart his teaching as he unwraps the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). It’s a snippet of the ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech he gave the day before his assassination on April 4, 1968, at a Memphis, Tennessee church to a crowd of sanitation workers on strike.
Fifty years later, King’s exploration of Jesus’ parable rings especially true today.