Thursday, January 24, 2013

Obama needs the kind of prophet that Lyndon Johnson had in MLK

 Rev. Joe Nangle, ofm, a Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace, delivered a homily entitled, "MLK DAY 2013:  Witnessing to the prophetic presence of Dr. King."

In the homily, Rev. Nangle offers challenges to Obama, to the Catholic Church in the U.S., and to all people of faith to be a prophetic presence in the world.

Nangle says: "In preparing for today’s homily, I spoke with an African-American Jesuit theologian and asked him what Dr. King might say to Barack Obama today. His answer was immediate and clear: “This president needs the kind of prophet speaking to him that President Lyndon Johnson had in Martin Luther King, Jr.” The priest went on to detail several areas which Dr. King would point out to Mr. Obama as needing urgent and radical attention: immigration, Afghanistan, torture, poverty, and bombing civilian population with drones."  CLICK HERE to read the full homily.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?  Who might be the kind of prophet that President Obama needs?  Who might be the one called to speak truth to power?

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