Reflections on Living Boldly
by Sally Green
As I write this, it is the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As I read again events of MLK I can only imagine all that he endured, but even in death, he has become a hero in our country as his teachings have left an enduring legacy.
When I taught second grade, the mayor of our city always asked the children to write an essay regarding Martin Luther King, Jr. It was interesting and enlightening to see what ideas the children mentioned as they wrote about his life. Many of their comments talked about his advocacy for peace in our country and to treat everyone equally.
While Jesus is incomparable to any other person, I can still notice some similarities in the character of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jesus. They both lived out their beliefs. Both would want equality for every person. Both had the hearts and hands to serve others.
I pray that I would be more bold in my expressions of love to every person. Proverbs 28 speaks of being bold: “The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as BOLD as a lion....” Galatians 5:13 “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”
Sally Green has been in the Churches of God since before birth! She grew up in the Collamer Church of God in South Whitley, Indiana, met her husband Dave at Summer Seminar in 1963 on the Findlay College campus, and graduated from Findlay College with a degree in elementary education. They have served the Lord at the Leadwood Church of God and Columbia City First Church of God and are now members of the College First Church of God in Findlay. Sally and Dave have been married for 56 years and have a daughter and son and 4 grandchildren. Serving in several different capacities at the General Conference level for 18 years in the WCSC/CGWM continues to be a highlight of her car