1.16.2012

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today is the 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is a day when we look back and remember one of the most important leaders during the Civil Rights movement in the 1960's.

As a football program we understand and respect the sacrifices and advances made in those times that allow us the peace and prosperity that we have.

Dr. King was man who was called to stand up in the face of oppression. Dr. King was a courageous leader who loved and feared God. It was his deep faith that allowed him to live a courageous s life.

As a football program we are teaching young men to have this same type of courage. We want them to have the ability to do the right thing no matter how difficult it may seem. We teach them that courage comes from the power of the Holy Spirit that dwells inside us.

The Bible tells us that “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7.


"The non-violent movement of the civil rights struggle illustrated the power of the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus taught us to turn the other cheek to violence, to love your enemy and pray for those you persecuted you. Those people lived Jesus message and I benefit from their obedience. I wonder what would happen in this country if followers of Christ would actually do what He says by praying for our enemies in 2012?" –Head Coach Ordell Walker.

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