A bishop speaks of trees on MLK, Jr. Day

We celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today in the United States.

I was wrapped up under a blanket on the couch this morning ignoring my dog’s pleas to go outside (it was 14º with wind and snow flurries), when I came across Bishop Michael B. Curry’s MLK Day keynote address airing live on Facebook. Bishop Curry began by quoting Jeremiah 17:8:

“For he will be like a tree planted by the water,
That extends its roots by a stream
And will not fear when the heat comes;
But its leaves will be green,
And it will not be anxious in a year of drought
Nor cease to yield fruit.”

I hope you’ll take a moment on this day to listen to his short message.

Two Novembers ago, on election day, I snapped a fuzzy photo of a house with one of my favorite quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. wrapping around the porch eaves in a cut-out metal band.


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

May your day be filled with light and love.

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