On this 50th anniversary of King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, here are three quotes. The article linked below is a collection of quotes I made 8 years ago.
“Society must protect the robbed and punish the robber.”
“… as Reinhold Niebuhr has reminded us, groups are more immoral than individuals.”
“I have wept over the church. But be assured that my tears have been tears of love. There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.”
King was an ordained minister, son of a minister, with American Baptist background. He studied carefully during his college career to understand good and evil, how society works, how the Gospel relates, and what would be good strategies. He was not perfect – no one of us is! But we have a lot to learn from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy.