Do you have time for Dr. King?

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.

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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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  1. Thank you, Judy, for reposting this! Sad to say, I’d never read Dr. King’s letter until today, though I grew up in a city troubled by racial divides, despair, hatred, indifference, and name-calling.
    True – where are our moral champions, with well-reasoned and stated positions, today? The same evils exist and there are additional ones. May the Lord help us. God bless you!

  2. Thanks Judy. One of the best stories I read about Martin Luther King was about his struggle with fear in his kitchen, just before he became active in the Civil Rights struggle. He kept crying out to God and finally the Lord spoke to his heart, giving him peace. He never had the problem again.

    1. He was certainly given a challenging assignment, wasn’t he? I’m thankful that he followed and that The Lord gave him peace and courage. Thanks Larry.

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