Does this concept behind this editorial cartoon seem familiar?

Martin Luther King, Jr. is known today for his marches and sit-ins. There are some popular images being shared on social media recently that proclaim he brought about change using peaceful methods. Did you know many people in his day didn’t have that view of him? Challenging the status quo seems to always lead to trouble, as this anti-MLK cartoon by Charles Brooks in the 1960’s shows. In fact, a 1966 Gallup poll showed that only 1/3 of the respondents nationally had a positive view of the civil rights leader.

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I think about these signs at the grocery store a lot, because if you didn’t know a Red Delicious is better fresh you’re going to get pretty frustrated when you toss it in a baked dish. That doesn’t mean it’s worse than a Golden Delicious, or that one is lesser than the other, they’re just different.

Each variety has purposes that it is best suited for.

The reason why it sticks with me, of course, is that it’s important to know what sort of apple you are. Quit trying to make apple crisp with yourself if you’d be better off in a smoothie or fruit salad, right?

1 Corinthians 12:12-31


A big protest march went down both lanes of the road around the corner from us at close to midnight on Wednesday. There’s a lot of talk about what’s been happening in Tosa but as best as I can understand it 3 people are dead, and a lot of people don’t feel like their concerns are being heard.

I’ve been thinking about this a lot in the days since.

Cars and bikes blocking the road can really get you wondering if everything is ok and if things are safe.

But I only had to wonder for a few minutes. The people protesting were saying that people are being killed and that things aren’t safe.

A protest may interrupt a moment or two. But the deaths being protested? That’s an entire life that’s been interrupted.

Genesis 4:10