Monday, January 16, 2012

Quote of the Week

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. --Martin Luther King, Jr.
Happy Martin Luther King Day everyone! Today we remember a wonderful Christian man who not only fought for the weak and oppressed but did so with a Christian spirit of dignity and peace.

Most of us are familiar with the quote above, as it is incredibly famous, but what I want to draw attention to is the last part of the quote. MLK jr. was saying that his hope was for his children would be judged by the content of their character. I began to think of the many parents who become offended at the idea of ANYONE judging their children's character. They get the "it's not your business" look on their face if it is pointed out that their children are rude, selfish, glutonous, lazy, or irresponsible.

If we are honest with ourselves, there is judgement all around. How do your children measure up to the standards God sets for us as his children? Can your children be judged to be good, solid, upstanding, honorable, responsible, hard-working, moral, and polite Christians? Can you be judged to be those things? As Christians we have to live by a different standard. It is not good enough to be "good enough". We can't ever say "you can't judge me because you don't know me." They are going to judge anyway, and we are to be the beacons of the world, and we should be happy to be judged as such.

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