Steve D. Whitaker, Ph.D.
Head of School

The third Monday in January marks a day of great celebration in America. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man of God who helped pave the way for unity and freedom.

As we approach Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it is a blessing and honor to reflect on his memory and legacy. We are inspired by this devoted Christ-follower and servant leader who poured out his life for others in order to point us all toward God’s design for humanity. As we consider his legacy, let’s be encouraged to celebrate our oneness in Christ (I Corinthians 12).

How Can We Celebrate MLK Day?

1. Take time to read one of the books written by Martin Luther King Jr. himself. (Letters from a Birmingham Jail or Why We Can’t Wait)

2. Watch or read the “I Have a Dream” speech.

3. Read and reflect on Ephesians 4:4-6 which says, “You were all called to travel on the same road and in the same direction, so stay together, both outwardly and inwardly. You have one Master, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who rules over all, works through all, and is present in all. Everything you are and think and do is permeated with Oneness.”

4. Pray. Do this alone or try to get a group together to pray for unity in the communities and in our nation.

This and next week, the City of Orlando has several opportunities and special events planned to honor the leader of the Civil Rights Movement. You can visit the link below to learn more about how you can participate.