The Measure of a Man
Fortress Press, 2001 - 55 pages
Two brief yet powerful meditations from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. defining humanity's worth and completion relate to strides toward social justice.
Eloquent and passionate, reasoned and sensitive, this pair of meditations by the revered civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. contains the theological roots of his political and social philosophy of nonviolent activism.
In supporting reconciliation, Dr. King outlines human worth based on Scripture, encouraging the reader to know each person has worth, rational ability, and an invitation to fellowship with the Creator. In addition, Dr. King explains the three dimensions of life: length, breadth, and height; they must all be present and working harmoniously in order for life to be complete as an individual and as a community. Black and white photos from Dr. King's life along with simple prayers from the reverend round out this short but poignant offering.
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... , The rest drift to and fro . But to every man there openeth A High Way , and a Low , And every man decideth The Way his soul shall go . -John Oxenham God , our gracious heavenly Father , we thank thee The Measure of a Man 21.
Martin Luther King (Jr.) God , our gracious heavenly Father , we thank thee for the inspiration of Jesus the Christ , who came to this world to show us the way . And grant that we will see in that life the fact that we are made for that ...
... of life will catch this vision and decide to move forward to that city of complete life in which the length and the breadth and the height are equal . 0 God , our gracious heavenly Father , we thank The Measure of a Man 49.