January 14, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the world. Carmen talks with the And Campaign’s Justin Giboney about the life and legacy of MLK in anticipation of MLK Day 2020. As part of their conversation, they discuss some iconic King quotes, including:
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Another way that you love your enemy is this: When the opportunity presents itself for you to defeat your enemy, that is the time which you must not do it. There will come a time, in many instances, when the person who hates you most, the person who has misused you most, the person who has gossiped about you most, the person who has spread false rumors about you most, there will come a time when you will have an opportunity to defeat that person. It might be in terms of a recommendation for a job; it might be in terms of helping that person to make some move in life. That’s the time you must do it. That is the meaning of love.
They also discuss the practical extension of King’s legacy today in a conversation about the displacement of poor people from America’s gentrifying city centers. For more, visit CityRootsATL.com
In the second half, Carmen interviews World Magazine’s Daniel of the Year, Michael Miller. Miller serves God in Honduras where he established The Micah Project. His affect is infectious and his joy evident even as he lives among the least of these – the street kids of Tegucigalpa who have lost all hope. Miller lives the faith in a way you’ll want to emulate.