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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... heaven , for are not both heaven and hell made out of him - everlasting miracle and mystery that he is ? " One day the psalmist looked up and noticed the vastness of the cosmic order . He noticed the infinite expanse of the solar system ...
... heaven from God . One of the greatest glories of this new city of God that John saw was its com- pleteness . It was not partial and one - sided , but it was complete in all three of its dimensions . And so , in describing the city in ...
... heaven and earth will have to pause and say , “ Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well . " In the words of Douglas Mallock : If you can't be a highway , just be a trail ; If you can't be the sun , be a star ; For it ...