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Certainly Martin Luther King, Jr. was no stranger to enemies. When he delivered his famous "I’ve Been to the Mountaintop" speech to a sweaty, overcrowded church in Memphis on April 3rd, 1968—he was in a precarious state.
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Reflecting on today’s readings, I am reminded of how many voices and how many truths are silenced and devalued in our society. Throughout history, marginalized and oppressed individuals and communities have been silenced and made to feel invisible. As a woman of color, my voice has been silenced more often than not, my experience has been dismissed, and my truth has frequently not been heard or acknowledged.
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For the LORD comforts his people and shows mercy to his afflicted. Comfort can be hard to come by amidst the struggle against racial injustice. How can we even let ourselves feel a moment of God’s comfort when so many struggle daily to survive, let alone live free and vibrant lives?