Last year I participated in Inktober. For those who don't know, Inktober is a drawing prompt, where you get a different word to draw with ink. Last year I cheated. I used colored pencils. I also kept to a secondary theme. Last year, that theme was movies. It was a ton of fun, and I enjoyed spending a few minutes every day just drawing something small.
This year I decided to explore my faith. To be clear, I'm not talking about general faith, or theology. This is what I believe and why I believe it. I often have reasons behind everything that I do. If you are interested in my process, check in every day this month.
Day 1: Dream
As a child the only sermon I had read or heard from Martin Luther King, Jr was the "I have a dream," speech. More than that, I didn't get it. Not really. I thought MLK was relaying a literal dream. I thought he dreamed about multi-cultures holding hands and playing together.
It was only as I got older, that I realized the passion and reality in the message. When unity is merely a dream, that is not a celebration, especially if no one is working to make that dream a reality.
In seminary I would read other sermons from MLK; sermons that asked the listener to act towards a just outcome. When I saw the word "Dream," I saw someone who knew what could be, and fought to make it real.
I look up to MLKjr and put him among my heroes.