I don’t have to point out that this is a good time to read something by or about Rep. John Lewis.
But I think it’s also a good time to consider what role reading played in forming the consciousness and practice of Rep. Lewis, Dr. King, Rosa Parks, and other leaders of the movement. Their relationship to time and truth was differently formed (and informed) than that of so many people today, and the difference matters.
Where did the movement look for fundamental truths and precepts? Where do you look for or store those? Why?
On a completely different note, the Code of GyShiDo made me grin this week.