REMEMBERING...50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was coordinating a National Poor People’s campaign. He halted his efforts and flew to Memphis to stand with black Sanitation workers. It was there where he was assassinated. The Poor People's campaign continued on without his leadership. Thousands of rural and urban, black, brown and white people gathered to demand a response to the crippling issues of poverty. They caravaned to Washington DC and lived in a tent city on the Mall. The tents extended from the Lincoln Memorial all the way down to the Capital, flanking both sides of the reflection pool. They called their tent city, Resurrection Village.
Resurrection continues as we continue in the season of Easter and begin the New Poor People’s Campaign. I am among the St Louis organizers of this movement. In my sermon this Sunday, I’ll tell you a little more about that. In the meantime, please take a moment and check out this link (www.ppcmo.org).
As the church, we are called to share with those who do not have enough. It’s our privilege at St Paul’s to join Jesus in meeting each others' needs.
Rector's Corner posts written by Pastor Rebecca.