Share the Light

“When I share my light with the light of others, miracles take place!” Those wise words are from Rev. Dr. Durrell Watkins, Pastor of Sunshine Cathedral MCC in Ft. Lauderdale.

They are appropriate on this day–the 36th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Don’t you wish we had Dr. King today? Just think for a moment what a difference that voice of moral clarity made in the 1950s and 60s, and what a difference it would make today. Of course, many of the people who laud him today were fighting him back then.

We think our level of political discourse is cheap today–and much of it is. But the people today who don’t believe that our President was born in this country or that he is a Muslim (and think that would be a bad thing, were it true, which it is not) are  descendants of the people who thought Dr. King was a communist, or worse, when he was alive. Some folks probably still do.

Our task then, as Dr. Watkins writes, is to share our light, as Dr. King did. We may not be a leader in his mold, but there is something each one of us can do today to bring a little light, a little moral clarity, even a miracle, to a very hurting world.