"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Last week at Lansing Catholic High School we took some time out of our normal schedule to recognize Dr. King and his legacy ahead of his birthday. 

On Tuesday and Wednesday, we had an opportunity to hear about Dr. King’s life and mission. In a video presentation, we were able to virtually walk through the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, the place where Dr. King spent his last night and was assassinated the following morning.

On Friday, we reflected on Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail  to gain insight into how his letter impacted the Civil rights movement and connects to Christian theology.

Later that day, we heard personal stories from Lansing Catholic’s Ms. Taylor Parker and Mr. Marcus Kirkpatirck. Ms. Parker spoke about moving to a less diverse part of the country and how the move provoked feelings of discomfort and fear. It was through the inspiration of Dr. King that she welcomed opportunities to befriend others despite their differences. Mr. Kirkpatrick talked about how Dr. King wanted to create a world of opportunity for all people and how that ideology shaped his life. Mr. Kirkpatrick told us how Dr. King’s message influenced how he was raised. He gave Dr. King’s challenge to the student body: you have an opportunity to serve others, now what are you going to do with it?  

Dr. King’s message is an urging, like Jesus’s great commission,  “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…teaching them all that I have commanded you.” Living life ordered toward these two messages is something that I strive to live by, so I can answer Dr. King’s beckoning to serve with all that I have. 

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