Meditation Monday - Transformation Beyond Assassination

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. His death came only two months after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. These two murders rocked our nation. Dr. King's death on April 4 led to widespread riots (uprisings) in over 100 cities throughout the country. One city that did not experience violence that April was Indianapolis, IN. This was due largely to a short speech given by Robert Kennedy to a predominantly black crowd. He spoke of his own pain at the murder of his brother, President John Kennedy, five years earlier. He also spoke of the need for love, unity, and justice in the face of the violence and deep divisions that characterized the country in 1968. Fifty years later his words still penetrate to the heart of what our nation needs today. Please take 5 minutes to view the video below and reflect on the gift that Robert Kennedy gave that night and our ongoing call to love, unity, and justice in the face of our nation's deep divisions in 2018. The end of the video shows the monument at the place where Robert Kennedy gave the speech. It is a beautiful symbol of the reality that love and justice have the final say in this world created and sustained by God.