Walking is an act of disconnecting and reconnecting. As we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we remember the walks of the civil rights movement - they walked to disconnect us from a system that was designed to keep one part of us separated from another. They disconnected themselves from thoughts of their own safety, because many of them were beaten and some of them died.
They walked disconnected from a destination but reconnected to a purpose.
They reconnected to each other and found courage in struggling together. They reconnected to a sense of dignity and worth as people created in God’s image. And they walked with God, the God who executes justice for the orphan and the widow. The God who loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. The God who requires of us that we walk in those ways.