Two items dominate the calendar this week in the U.S.

First, the celebration of the civil rights prophet, Dr. Martin Luther King, with a national holiday that bears his name. And second, the partisan impeachment of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States.

I will deal with impeachment next week when the circus dies down a little. Today I’d like to share some thoughts on race in America.

Dr. Martin Luther King would be pleased–and give God the glory.

“Great things He has done.”

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I was born too late to experience the horrors and deprivations of the first two World Wars (1914-18 and 1941-45).

But I’ve read enough history to realize that any talk about World War III must be serious–especially with nuclear weapons.

Since the recent killing of Qassem Soleimani, the terrorist head of the Iran’s elite Quds Force, some commentators have stated that Donald Trump brought us to the brink of World War III.

That would be ugly.

But I know of another World War III that could be far more devastating than atomic bombs…

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A friend of mine pulled me aside at church recently to share some good and bad news. The good news was that after some prodding he was reading through the entire Bible

“I’m doing it, Ron. Thanks for encouraging me,” he shared through a smile.

Then came the bad news: “But, right now, I’m in the book of Numbers and I just don’t get all the killing.”

He’s not alone. There’s an epidemic today of not understanding history or wanting to purge the past of what we perceive as wrong.

We must renew the idea of “blameless in his time.”

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