The Practiced Imagination of King’s Beloved Community – Matthew 2: 9-11

January 6, 2019 Download: Audio Notes


Guide us, O God,
on the path of salvation,
that the radiance and power
of your Holy Spirit working in the world
will gather together all peoples and nations
in one blessed community
to offer you worship
and proclaim your splendor. Amen.

Teaching Excerpt

“But the end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the beloved community. It is this type of spirit and this type of love that can transform opposers into friends. It is this type of understanding goodwill that will transform the deep gloom of the old age into the exuberant gladness of the new age. It is this love which will bring about miracles in the hearts of men.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Facing the Challenge of a New Age,” 1956