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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday honors legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Last updated 1/18/2020 at 3:48pm

For the past 16 years, former Odessa High School English teacher Dr. Duane Pitts, now semi-retired and living in Moses Lake, has written a special piece honoring the late Dr. King on the occasion of this national holiday.

We can end homelessness, but don’t. Dr. King noted that our failure of will means we “cannot enter the kingdom of greatness.”

Busing a homeless woman elsewhere, tossing a coin to a homeless family, punishing a homeless veteran for sleeping in the park are neither compassionate nor charitable. Each denies Christ in all of us. Dr. King asked that we look to Jesus.


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