The Honorable U. S. Congressman John R. Lewis was laid to rest today. Friends, we all know that he was a legendary civil/human rights leader who dedicated his entire life to advocating for, protecting, as well as advancing the rights of blacks in America.
I know that I talked about and honored him along with Rev. C. T. Vivian a couple of weeks ago on the show but after viewing the televised service of Representative Lewis, I decided to emphasize one thing. One of his famous quotes, “Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America.”
I gleaned something from all of the speakers at his service but Reverend James Lawson’s oratorical contribution to the service was particularly enlightening. Inspiring. Compelling. Impactful. Clarifying. Find and view his video clip from the service to get re-educated and then go get in some “Good Trouble”.
If you are not sure what “Good Trouble” looks like, just take a good long look at John Lewis’ life. His life was exemplary of Faith and Love in action which shook things up and caused “Good Trouble, Necessary Trouble”. Groundbreaking legislation, laws, and policy were passed in the United States because of he prayed and then got to work.
Everyone, lets continue to carry the torch; baton; mantle of John R. Lewis, C. T. Vivian, Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Jr. and all the others who have fought to make the United States of America better, to make life for Blacks in America and people of color better. As we strive to live a Golden Life, let’s also get into some “Good Trouble”. Amen. And so it is!
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