Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today, were released by Stanford University’s King Paper Project, a collection of writings that documents Rev. King thoughts from 1948 to 1963.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a very important figure for me. At high school I read some of his sermons, and was introduced to a sane, coherent interpretation and implementation of Christian thought and life.

Rev. King, is an example for all Christians to follow, not being a conformist christian, defending those too weak to defend themselves, all while dealing with violent opposition, and never surrendering to fear, or threats.

Christianity, has broad history, some of which is rather grim. Rev. King was a ray of light amidst a very dark world, a man who stood up, not in arms, but in peace.

The following quote is an extract of the published text.

“Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and not concerned about the city government that damns the soul, the economic conditions that corrupt the soul, the slum conditions, the social evils that cripple the soul, is a dry, dead, do-nothing religion in need of new blood,” King preached in 1962 to his congregation at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

It is my hope that his message of peace, and social justice, one day become a reality.


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