“The movement of the Spirit of God in the hearts of men often calls them to act against the spirit of their times or causes them to anticipate a spirit which is yet in the making. In a moment of dedication, they are given wisdom and courage to dare a deed that challenges and to kindle a hope that inspires. ”
Howard Thurman, an African American who played a critical role in laying the theological foundation for the civil right movement, published those words in 1959 in his book, Footprints of a Dream: The Story of the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples.
What might the Spirit of God be doing in the hearts of women and men today? What spirit of our age would God have us challenge? What hope can be kindled?