The Sacred Heritage of Our Nation

Written by Barb Spies, OFS, Director of Mission Services and Pastoral Care

Today we celebrate the national holiday dedicated to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We honor his legacy of service to the underserved in many places of our country by offering a day of service to others. We remember his work to end injustice, his lifetime cause. In his Letter from Birmingham Jail he said, “We will win our freedom because the sacred heritage of our nation and the eternal will of God are embodied in our echoing demands.” We have opportunities at Felician Village to participate in service to our community throughout the year, to promote the will of God. Soon we will be offering our gifts through the Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive. It is one small way that we can live out the sacred heritage of our nation.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.” As we consider his legacy on this day, we can consider in what ways, both large and small, that we can offer ourselves to the elimination of injustice by treating each person with a recognition of their human dignity.  

Blessed Angela: “Look at everything with the eyes of faith and accept everything as coming from God.”

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