How COVID has shown why Martin Luther King Jr’s dream is still far off

“Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: – ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” Martin Luther King Jr.

Powerful words from a dynamic man. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for the equality of all men. Poor, Black, White, Hispanic all is a rather encompassing word.

Old Testament. Genesis (Photo by: Godong/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

The bible tells us in the Book of Genesis (1:27) “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” The good book goes on to tell us “then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.” That is also found in Genesis (2:7)

Political leaders have longed said they will and do fight for the same rights and values of Mr. King but do they? The COVID pandemic has uncovered a nasty secret. They really have little regard for those who are minorities.

The pandemic hit and the wealthy areas were the first to receive testing. In 2011 wealth gaps between White Americans and Black Americans as well as Hispanic Americas widened. It is sickening to think because of skin color as well as how much is in a bank account and the location of residence influences priorities still to this day.

That is not the dream Dr. King was brave enough to share with the world. In fact what the COVID pandemic has shown is that there is still a substantial gap between dream and reality.

With one single breath God started mankind which in that same one breath has lasted since the Garden of Eden and carries on today. Making man in His image that same image that no matter of skin color, residence or bank account or poverty we have stopped looking at.

ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND – AUGUST 05: Coronavirus test samples are processed by a Janus G3 automated workstation at Advagenix, a molecular diagnostics laboratory, on August 05, 2020 in Rockville, Maryland. An advanced genetics testing company, Advagenix has a contract with Montgomery County, Maryland, to test about 1 million people for COVID-19 over the next year. The company is expanding by moving into additional lab space and doubling the size of its workforce to around 30 people to handle the increased work. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The bible should be a mirror into our souls. In order to take a step in the fulfillment of Dr. King’s dream we need to get back to seeing our fellow man in God’s image.

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