Bishop Beisner recorded this reflection earlier this week. Here is the text of the video.
On the 50th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Martin Luther King Jr.
Dear Friends in Christ:
Grace and peace, and Easter blessings to you.
Recent protests in Sacramento call for us to say his name: Stephon Clark. In all that that name evokes in us, I hope that we will be helped to hear that longing which Martin Luther King Jr. described: “Humanity is waiting for something other than blind imitation of the past.” There is a universal longing for a new humanity, a new and truly free world. As Dr. King said, “A dark, desperate, confused and sin-sick world waits for this new kind of man and this new kind of power. Power that will lift us from the fatigue of despair to the buoyancy of hope.”