This is a bittersweet day. A conflicted day of paradox: we remember the life of a great man and his premature death, and we recognize our country’s progress in race relations, and grieve how far short we fall of the mark of what is good and right.
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.” Ps. 100:4-5