Sunday Faith Post

Somehow, I’d either not known about this list or had forgotten it but our pastor mentioned it last Sunday and I had to share it because I found it beautiful and important.

  1. Meditate daily on the teachings and life of Jesus.

  2. Remember always that the nonviolent movement in Birmingham seeks justice and reconciliation—not victory.

  3. Walk and talk in the manner of love, for God is love.

  4. Pray daily to be used by God in order that all men might be free.

  5. Sacrifice personal wishes in order that all men might be free.

  6. Observe with both friend and foe the ordinary rule of courtesy.

  7. Seek to perform regular service for others and for the world.

  8. Refrain from the violence of fist, tongue, or heart.

  9. Strive to be in good spiritual and bodily health.

  10. Follow the directions of the movement and of the captain on a demonstration.

I wish people of all colors would hear this and follow it………. That list is known as the ’10 Commitments of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.


Have a great Sunday!


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9 Responses to Sunday Faith Post

  1. MAL says:

    These are good examples of how to live your life. I especially like #8 as all 3 provoke anger, and anger often is regretted later. i.e., always keep your cool.

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  2. Baysider says:

    Excellent, just excellent advice for ALL! The civil rights movement leaders elevated cadres for good character and made sure they conducted themselves in an orderly manner. Rosa Parks was a woman of excellent character and well groomed, so when she found an opportunity she brought such positive attention and sympathy to the movement. #4 and 5 seem to really strike me for us today. And boy do we need #1 and 6!!

    Contrast that with scenes from my current daily Bible reading:

    Acts 19: When they heard this they were enraged and were crying out [for 2 hours], “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” So the city was filled with the confusion, …. Now some cried out one thing, some another, for the assembly was in confusion, and most of them did not know why they had come together.

    Acts 21: Then all the city was stirred up, and the people ran together. They seized Paul and dragged him out of the temple…. They were seeking to kill him. … All Jerusalem was in confusion. [and who is the father of THAT?]

    Then the tribune came up and …. inquired … what he had done. Some in the crowd were shouting one thing, some another. And as he could not learn the facts because of the uproar, he ordered [Paul] to be brought into the barracks. …

    [Paul speaks. They quiet down. Then he mentions God sent him to the Gentiles. TRIGGERED!] “… they were shouting and throwing off their cloaks and flinging dust into the air.“

    Look familiar? Where are the Roman authorities when you need them? Paul would never get anywhere today here. Neither would MLK Jr.


  3. geeez2014 says:

    MAL, I agree.

    BAYSIDER, Dr King is SO huge today, has been venerated as THE ONE for SO long, that I do believe not following his advice would look like the biggest disrespect EVER in the Black community particularly.
    Everything old is new again, that’s for sure.!


  4. Baysider says:

    I think many who venerate in name are ignorant of much of the substance. I’m thinking of so, so many who demand equality of outcome that would violently (quite likely literally) oppose King’s methods and pronouncements. It’s rather like some “Christians” who find it convenient to idealize Jesus, who think and say Jesus did such-and-such-leftist-idea which is nothing more than recycling their own ideas and sprinkling them with Unicorn tears.

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  5. geeez2014 says:

    BAYSIDER…I totally understand but I can’t underestimate the astonishing reverence of Dr King in the Black community. MUCH easier to slam Jesus in our day because it represents the Christianity many on the far Left detest and resent…I believe it’s.harder to slam Dr King….who represents the MOVEMENT for equality, though not the way the movement today is being handled, of course.

    I TOTALLY get your point. I just don’t agree, though I agree with your first sentence. Just not with the hallowed name of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Even Maxine Waters, who just spurred Blacks on in Minneapolis to do as much damage as they could, might be cowed if told she’s dissing Dr King by doing what she’s done over the years.
    Anyway, based on pretty sound things I’ve seen and read, that’s how I feel.


  6. Baysider says:

    and btw, since I find the moniker “The Reverend Dr. King” excessive, I typically use “Reverend.” It underscores the impetus for his work, the impulse of Christ in our lives. Once the “Dr.” part with the cheating came to light I figured we’re all a package and it was better to leave that part out and focus on the good that flowed from Christian fellowship and grace. So, so much good! (But you’re right – we’re going to disagree on the other.)


  7. geeez2014 says:

    Dr King did plagiarize parts of his degree……..For all the good he did, it’s the last thing I’d criticize…
    It’s kind of like our lesson this week, BAYSIDER! Ignore that stuff and mind our own works, right? HA!! 🙂


  8. MAL says:

    Off subject, I just tanked up at Costco and it still was only $2.93.9, and I also get 4% back at the end of the year for using my Costco visa. That makes it only about $2.82 a gallon. I believe thats pretty hard to beat today with Loco Joe at the helm.

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  9. geeez2014 says:

    I want to correct myself; it’s Dr MLK Jr’s 10 COMMITMENTS, not COMMANDMENTS, which I frankly had found a bit hubristic!!


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