I remember it vividly. When I was 8 years old, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot while standing on a motel balcony. I was too young at the time to comprehend all of the details surrounding his death, but I was old enough to feel the weight and significance of the moment. As I processed the situation, I began asking questions.
How could someone do something like that? What kind of hatred could inspire someone to kill? And what should we do? What can we do?
These are the questions that ultimately led me on the journey of writing The Third Option, and these are the questions that continue to circulate in my mind as we celebrate Black History Month.
There are deep and festering wounds of racial division in our country that are still in need of healing. We still need to be asking, what can we do now?
Importantly, Black History Month is about more than just a month, and it is about more than just history. Black History Month is about our future.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Miles McPherson
Miles McPherson is the Senior Pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego. He is also a motivational speaker and author. McPherson’s latest book “The Third Option” speaks out about the pervasive racial divisions in today’s culture and argues that we must learn to see people not by the color of their skin, but as God sees them—humans created in the image of God.