Reflections from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As other folks find a way to recall the important and significant life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I offer the following quotes from his THE TRUMPET OF CONSCIENCE for your reading discomfort:

Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest.

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.

This is the generation not only of war, but of war in its ultimate revelation.  This is the generation that truly has no place to hide and no place to find security.

Growth requires connection and trust.  Alienation is a form of living death.  It is the acid of despair that dissolves society.

A life is sacred.  Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being.  It is part of the earth man walk on; it is not man.

As a minister, I take prayer too seriously to use it as an excuse for avoiding work and responsibility.

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