Pastor of MLK’s church: Trump is a ‘small man’ for slamming Lewis

The Rev. Raphael Warnock

The Rev. Raphael Warnock

The pastor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s church said Saturday that President-elect Donald Trump should learn from Rep. John Lewis rather than disparage the civil rights icon.

The Rev. Raphael Warnock  of Ebenezer Baptist Church said Trump “continually demonstrates that he is too small a man for the big responsibility he now assumes.”

“John Lewis has spent his life serving others. Trump has spent his life serving himself,” said Warnock, whose historic Atlanta church is the spiritual home of King’s family. “Rather than sending nasty tweets, he ought to sit at John Lewis’ feet and learn what service, sacrifice and integrity look like.”

The Republican called the Atlanta district that Lewis represents a “crime infested” area that is “falling apart,” a day after the Democrat told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he will skip Trump’s inauguration next week because he doesn’t see him as a “legitimate president.”

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Words are empty vehicles without consciousness behind them. King’s consciousness, derived from the teachings of Jesus and Gandhi, will live in his story and in his sacrificial life because that consciousness, as with that of Jesus, will continue to change the course of history.

A few days ago, another poster expressed embittered words at President Obama’s loss and Donald Trump’s rise. He went on to state that anyone who thought like King, or Jesus, were losers, by the ways of the world, and that we should aspire to be winners, at any cost to our values, or become losers, ourselves. That is the legacy that Donald Trump will leave in the consciousness of humankind.

It is up to us, the living, to model what course this nation and world should become not through inane consciousness of “winners” and “losers” but through the reverence that all humanity, and all life, itself, is sacred. We cannot violate that sacredness without destroying ourselves individually and as a world community. King’s words will forever stand as testimony to his higher consciousness and those words can be found, forever, engraved in stone by the monument of his image on the Washington D.C. grounds overlooking the monuments of Lincoln, Jefferson, and Washington and with equal status of those other great men of America’s history and aspirations.

John Lewis' consciousness understands what I have written, above.  Donald Trump's consciousness does not.