More from “Paul’s Letter to American Christians”

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : January 15, 2007

I stumbled upon these excerpts from Martin Luther King’s Paul’s Letter to American Christians while browsing at Leadership Journal:

Through your scientific genius you have been able to make of the world a neighborhood, but through your moral and spiritual genius, you have failed to make of it a brotherhood.”

“Though you live now in the colony of time, you must always take your orders from the empire of eternity.”

“Too many people are more concerned about making a living than about making a life.”

“O America, how you’ve taken necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes.”

” … Use only the weapon of love and let no man pull you so low as to hate him. Look at your oppressor hard enough to see in him something of God’s image; yes, it might be just a spark, but if you work on him long enough, it can develop into a leaping flame.”

“The festering sore of segregation debilitates the white man as well as the Negro.”

“The end of the universe is not to be happy. The end is not to avoid suffering. But the end of life is to do the will of God, come what may.”

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