This is as appropriate today as it was a year ago. I hoe you will take the time to click on the link to Dr. King’s Letter From a Birmingham Jail. You won’t be sorry.
An excellent use of one hour over this holiday weekend would be to read the full text of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail.
Dr. King wrote the letter in response to criticism from fellow ministers over the timing and methods of King’s protests. The now famous document was originally scratched out on the margins of newspaper from a cramped jail cell, but his thoughts were anything but confined.
Here are some quotes to whet your appetite:
…I am in Birmingham because injustice is here. Just as the prophets of the eighth century B.C. left their villages and carried their “thus saith the Lord” far beyond the boundaries of their home towns, and just as the Apostle Paul left his village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to the far corners of the Greco-Roman world, so am I compelled to carry the gospel of freedom…
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