Yesterday in my sermon I mentioned that many times in our celebration of an icon or folk hero, we forget that that person began as a person. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a prophet in our land, but he was also a man. An investigation concluded that a portion of his dissertation at Boston U. was plagiarized. There is also extensive documentation that King possibly had extramarital affairs. Though controversial, I do not consider King’s words and leadership to be any less prophetic. In fact, I’m comforted to know that even a man that makes mistakes (like me) can do great things. But how about you? Does King’s “humanness” comfort you or discourage you?