Two days ago marked the anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s birthday. I found the article below on the internet while I was reading about Robinson’s life. It’s a story that I had never heard before about Robinson’s faith (Methodist) and how it played a key role in shaping his life. As the story goes, the team manager (Methodist) was guided by his faith in recruiting Robinson as the first African-American into major league baseball. The relationship between Robinson and the team manager, as well as obstacles they overcame together makes for a very interesting story.
Thank God for the unique legacy of the Methodists/Wesleyans and the holiness movement that never shied away from actually attempting to live by those difficult red letters – Matthew 5…. They’ve played a pivotal role in shaping American history because of it.