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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rembering King

I can remember at the University of Evansville writing a paper on the nonviolent strategy of Dr. King. I don't know if I could find that paper, but I would imagine it would reveal a great deal about the beginning of a pilgrimage I still continue today. Remembering Dr. King is important for the renewal of the church, especially in a culture of death and violence such as ours.

This week we will also remember the life of Eunice Hutchinson at Grace Church. Her passing in many ways marks a transition from those who knew and marched with King personally to those who now carry on the struggle years latter. Knowing Eunice and Hutch over the years has provided a great deal of inspiration and determination. It has also provided a moment to reflect on the mission yet to come. We can only hope that the words and legacy of Dr. King will not become mere sentamentalism but a couragous call to witness and reconiliation.

Memorable Quotes by Dr. King

“A lie cannot live.”

“A right delayed is a right denied.”

“The person who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as the person who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”

“I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I am interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.”

“I look forward to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

“Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an everflowing stream.”

So be it...

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