We are continuing our Incarnation unit, where we are discussing what it means for God to have been born and live and be among us. Today we will talk about injustice, and what God’s presence pushes us to do.
In 1968 sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee went on strike to fight for higher pay and safer working conditions. The strike lasted two months. Seeing injustice in Memphis, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. answered a call to help.
The night before he was killed, Dr. King invoked the story we read in a sermon as he argued the Biblical need for supporting the working poor, and the black community, in Memphis.