Monday, January 16, 2012

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

‎"We have moved from the era of civil rights to the era of human rights, an era where we are called upon to raise certain basic questions about the whole society. We have been in a reform movement...

But after Selma and the voting rights bill, we moved into a new era, which must be the era of revolution. We must recognize that we can't solve our problem now
until there is a radical redistribution of economic and political power...

this means a revolution of values and other things. We must see now that the evils of racism, economic exploitation and militarism are all tied together... you can't really get rid of one without getting rid of the others... the whole structure of
American life must be changed.

America is a hypocritical nation and (we) must put (our) own house in order."

                                                                                                         Martin Luther King, Jr.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Lord, for a redeemer, Jesus, and for a brother like Dr. King.

    We must "put in order" and we must begin by removing the plank from our own eyes. Beginning with self-evaluation and then working toward the courage displayed by Jesus (and our brothers like Dr. King), we can move ahead and finally create the order required so we can ALL live our lives more abundantly.

    This is essential to our own lives and souls.