Monday, January 19, 2009

... Martin Luther King, Jr.



"To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it."


5 comments:

Lizzy said...

that's such a true statement. thanks for putting this on your blog, michelle.

wendy said...

It is God's character of mercy that we are to be awestruck that He did not ignore the greatest evil, but lovingly provided a way for evil to be overcome.

Anonymous said...

Michelle,

Thanks for posting the quote. I cannot resist adding a few more from Dr. King:

"We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people."

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

"If today's church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church, it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the twentieth century."

". . . only a "dry as dust" religion prompts a minister to extol the glories of Heaven while ignoring the social conditions that cause men an earthly hell."

I could go on and on, but I will leave it at that. What an amazing, inspiring, and human leader Dr. King was. And, regardless of political persuasion, he would be immensely proud and the first to challenge our new President to do what is right.

Peace on earth and good will towards men,
JMN

Robyn Stewart Marmon said...

Amen Michelle!
It was good talking the other day, hope to see you soon....hint, hint :-)

Robyn Stewart Marmon said...

And well said JMN :-)