"Blessed to Death" is a series of pieces exploring the biblical idea of being "blessed." While modern American culture/religion ties the idea of being "blessed" to wealth and material possessions, Jesus sees it very differently. In the Beatitudes, he says that those who are poor, meek, merciful and bringers of peace are actually the ones who are blessed. You could even say that "blessed" looks like being tortured, ridiculed and crucified in order to highlight the lie of redemptive violence and show that there is another way.⠀
I hope to have the chance to work on more Easter projects again this year, so if you need anything, hit me up.⠀
Many things I admire about MLK, but most of all, his commitment to non-violence and truly loving his enemies. It blows my mind how he inspired (and continues to inspire) so many people to do the same. I cannot even fathom the type of courage and commitment that took.