January 19, 2015 – What We Ought to Be
As I reflect on what I ought to be, I can’t help be thankful for individuals who have blessed the world in which we live. Today, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., not just for his contribution to civil rights, but also for his walk with God.
Martin Luther wrote, “I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be, until I’m what I ought to be”. I have heard this said in different ways many times before and mainly by God serving men and women.
God says in Romans 15:1, “We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves”. This obligation encompasses the mental, physical, and spiritual help we can give to one another. God gave us the ultimate sacrifice his son, and others like Martin gave their lives. Let us all reflect on what we can give this year to help others be “What They Ought To Be”.