Remembering Rep. John Lewis, his Call, his names, the seeds he sowed and the plants that grew in our nation. A Living Sacrifice.
His name was John. I called him the Blessed Gardener. Yet, many called him these other names and attributes:
A Bridge and a Builder
A legendary Icon”
“Lion of the Civil Rights”
“The Conscience of Congress”
A Moral leader
A Sharecropper’s Son
A Cotton Farm Boy
A Loving brother, father, uncle, cousin and friend
A Widow wedded to the Promise of freedom and justice for all
A Georgia Congressman
A Change Agent
Peaceful, Nonviolent, Hero
An Architect of the march
A Bridge in troubled waters
A Champion, Protester, Agitator, and Support for innocent Gun violence victims
A “Good Trouble Maker” who sat down and called his colleagues to Sit In and change Gun Violence legislations
A Force who sat at forbidden lunch counters.
A Prisoner for nonviolent protests who stood up for Voters Rights, Civil Rights, Human Rights, Liberty, and the welfare and dignity of all people.
An Advocate, an Idol and Icon of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. teachings
“A Voice to the Voiceless” MLK III
A Giant of the Civil Rights Movement
A Broken Skull, Scarred
A Fearless Survivor of the 1963 March on Washington
A Beacon of Hope, an Inspiration
A Titan, A Good Man
An Icon of Anerican History
A Promoter of public service, civic education, leadership, peace and good troublemaking
A Hero and now Legend
Devoted to his faith and country
Let us Park and Pray at 1:11 pm and remember Congressman John Lewis who was a Living Sacrifice.
Park and Pray at 1:11 pm:
We called Congressman John Lewis many names. We pinned on him many attributes. You called him and fashioned him for our times.
God, we thank You for his life and his works. Thank You for calling him, inspiring and equipping him to do the hard work. May his seeds of love and nonviolent protest flourish. May his life inspire generations to serve You and heal our nation and world according to Your ways and as You will.
In our Savior’s Name. Amen