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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... length and the breadth and the height of it are equal . " In other words , this new city of God , this city of ideal humanity , is not an unbalanced entity but it is complete on all sides . Now John is saying something quite sig ...
... length , breadth , and height . The length of life as we shall think of it here is not its duration or its longevity , but it is the push of a life forward to achieve its personal ends and ambitions . It is the inward concern for one's ...
... length of life . Love your neighbor as you love yourself . You are commanded to do that . That is the breadth of life . But never forget that there is a first and even greater commandment , " Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and ...