John Lewis was a hero. He was an everyday hero. Why? Because John Lewis was a man of Faith, a Christian that did what he did in the name of Jesus. His faith and action against injustice was more than pulling down statues and burning buildings. He was not a Marxist or a anarchist he was a man that wanted to change things.
Watch the video and the minutes where he is beaten by police. He paid the price in a Christlike way.
The crippling legacy of bigotry and injustice is alive and well in America and in reality around the world. We are all sinful and broken, prideful and selfish and prone to thinking and acting this way.
But all is not lost.
You too in your daily life can by prayer, scripture reading and selfless thinking and actions do the same thing John Lewis has done. Don not waste your life!
'If you saw something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something about it." - John Lewis
"The civil rights movement was based on faith. Many of us who were participants in this movement saw our involvement as an extension of our faith. We saw ourselves doing the work of the Almighty. Segregation and racial discrimination were not in keeping with our faith, so we had to do something." - John Lewis