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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... nations trample over nations . We go to war and destroy the values and the lives that God has given us . We leave the battlefields of the world painted with blood , and we end up with wars that burden us with national debts higher than ...
... nation can stand out boasting of being independent . We are inter- dependent . So John Donne placed it in graphic terms when he affirmed , " No man is an island entire of itself . Every man is a piece of the continent , a part of the ...