Did your freedom feel tested at all in 2020? Have your rights ever felt threatened?
Martin Luther King Jr. continues to be a role model in my life and his movement, an inspiration for Tillage. His integrity and beacon of light long outshine him. His legacy is vast.
Leading a movement is no small task. Human natures inclines us to follow the charismatic, even outwardly attractive person, with a look of care in their eyes. But to be the leader of an ethical movement, especially one that pioneers radical change for its time, I believe, is a far higher calling.
Martin Luther King Jr. led by example. He gathered thousands and convinced them that peaceful protest was the best way to be heard to evoke the greatest response. He was unwavering in his conviction to bring freedom and equality for all. In his "I Have a Dream" speech, he boldly proclaims, "Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children."
And he created imagery that people could latch onto and envision, however daring. Ideas and ideals that had not so long before seemed inconceivable and far-fetched, now seemed within reach.
MLK created a rich call to action, "We refuse to believe their are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so we've come to cash this check, a check that will give us, upon demand, the riches of freedom and security of justice."
We have come so far, and we need to recognize and appreciate that. And yet, we have so far to go in bringing his dream to fruition. Tillage shares in this dream, in the great Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision.
The Tillage movement desires to educate and empower its followers to "Let Freedom Ring." Are you with us?