Reflection 6.12.17


The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.

~Martin Luther King, Jr., The Strength to Love, 1963

Reflection 6.8.17


Reflection 2.21.17


Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.

~Martin Luther King Jr.

Reflection 2.13.17


The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace, and brotherhood.

~Martin Luther King Jr.

Reflection 2.11.17



Reflection 1.16.17


Within the best of us, there is some evil, and within the worst of us, there is some good. When we come to see this, we take a different attitude toward individuals. The person who hates you most has some good in him; even the nation who hates you most has some good in it; even the race that hates you most has some good in it. And when you come to the point that you look in the face of every person and see deep down within what religion calls “the image of God,” you begin to love in spite of. No matter what the person does, you see God’s image there.

~Martin Luther King Jr., Loving Your Enemies (sermon at Dexter Ave Baptist Church 1957)

Reflection 12.4.16