Justice For a King
Portrait of Michael
Was he Bad? Was he Dangerous?
To honor June 13, 2005 and Michael Jackson's "Innocent of all charges" verdict, I want to tell you a story of LOVE.
He did some things that they called crazy. He went from town to town bringing his message. He drew people to him in droves. Some thought he could work miracles. He fed the hungry. He clothed the naked. He told us to do the same things in life. He proved his love for humanity by getting involved, even if it meant drawing jealousy and hatred from others. He was hated and accused by those who wished they could have had even a fraction of the attention and adoration that he commanded.
He invited the children to come to him. He eased their pain, and healed the sick. Sometimes the healings showed on the outside. Sometimes they were healings of the heart. He understood and held sacred, the heart of a child. He always spoke of the importance of being childlike, humble, and full of wonder, with gratitude for the simple beauty in life. Many claimed that they felt better - lighter - had a sense of deep inner peace while in his presence.
He admonished us to take time to invest in the most important job we would ever have - parenting. He told us to look to the children, to really stop and look into a child's eyes and heart. There is so much to learn there.
He taught us the importance of forgiveness. Over and over, with false accusation after false accusation - even from those VERY close to him - he would forgive again and again.
Though he exuded the gentleness of an angel, he could still get angry. He told some people what he really thought of them. The hypocrites, the ones who tried to deceive others and steal from others didn't get off easily. He turned the tables on them. He was found innocent of all of the crimes they tried to pin on him. Many still believed he was guilty. They would rather see the possibility of evil in his loving actions, than have to examine their own hearts and take responsibility for having been wrong about him.
To the end of his life, he was sharing his message of love with us. He never gave up.
Some say he was crucified. Some say he died of a broken heart. But most people agree that he was "Gone too Soon."
Some hated him. Some loved him more than their own lives. With all their hearts, they still work to emulate his kindness and deep love for humanity, especially for the children. His work lives on. His name lives on, the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
Who did you think I was talking about?